Walnut Block Wines - 2018
Vinified entirely in stainless steel, this super-expressive, vivacious Marlborough Sauvignon captures the essence of the character contained within the grapes growing on these alluvial soils. Punchy, verdant and crisp, the citrus/gooseberry impact on the senses is further enhanced by delightful notes of exotic fruits. Time spent maturing on its lees prior to bottling has brought an added dimension of depth and texture to the palate profile. Dry, focused and perfectly balanced an element of restraint ensures that the finale is not too exuberant.
4 stars, Michael Cooper MW ‘Certified organic, this full-bodied, ripely flavoured wine is already drinking well. Grown in the Wairau Valley, it has tropical fruit characters to the fore, finely balanced, crisp, dry and strong.’ (2016 vintage)