2021 Cru Sauvignon Blanc, Smith & Sheth, Marlborough

2021 Cru Sauvignon Blanc, Smith & Sheth, Marlborough

Steve Smith MW and Brian Sheth seek out the finest vineyard spots in Marlborough to create this refined Sauvignon Blanc. Full of lime, guava, passionfruit and white flower aromas. Juicy on the palate with gooseberry, lime juice and peach, complemented by wet stone complexity and a saline finish.

Critic score
93/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
  • Grape
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2028info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The full, round and weighty 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Cru Wairau, while shapely, is well-formed thanks to both texture and tension that runs through the core of the wine, keeping it all reined in. There are pure Sauvignon Blanc flavors, but of the less flamboyant kind: elderflower, nettle, lime and the merest note of flint.

Rebecca Gibb, vinous.com (January 2022)
93/100