Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The 2020 is a remarkable Cape Crest; palest lemon and brilliant in the glass. Luscious citrus and succulent stone fruit slide effortlessly towards a precise and lingering finish of gooseberry, lime and sea salt. Among all the ripe and pure fruit on the palate floats crunchy acidity and complexing grace-notes of dill, coriander, beeswax and woodsmoke. Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is a signature example, with drive, moreish appeal and elegance to spare.

94 Points & 4 Stars, Bob Campbell MW | The Real Review "A blend of sauvignon blanc 85%, semillon 9% and sauvignon gris 6%. Fermented and matured in oak for 11 months. Richly textured, bone-dry wine with oak and nutty yeast lees quite prominent, although the slightly grassy varietal character is clearly evident. A classy wine."

95 Points & 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Fabulously composed and expressed with Granny Smith apple, lemon/lime peel, white floral and oatmeal characters, it’s juicy and wonderfully flavoursome in the mouth delivering excellent fruit purity and intensity with a subtle savoury/saline nuance. Brilliantly structured and super long on the finish. Best now to 2033."

5 Stars, Michael Cooper, The Listener "Impressive for its ripely herbal, complex, sustained flavours, this invitingly scented wine is full-bodied and very savoury, with rich peach and passionfruit flavours, enriched by biscuity oak, a suggestion of herbs, lively acidity and a dry, lasting finish."

85% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Gris. Havelock Hills, Hawke's Bay

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