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Reviews for 2018

July 2018 - New Zealand

July 2018 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Prophecy 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit zest, gooseberry preserves, finger lime, yellow heirloom tomato, green pepper, and ground white pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, complex, medium-long nasturtium leaf, juicy golden kiwi, green pepper relish, and celery seed finish with no oak. Get lost in a glass of this complex flavor trip of a Sauvignon Blanc.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Graham Norton’s Own 2017 Graham Nortons Own Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright silvery straw color. Aromas of fresh sliced lemon, water lily, key lime, underripe kiwi, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long shale, flint, pressed flowers, lemon verbena, tangerine zest, and passionfruit finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A stylish and rich Sauvignon Blanc that will make an excellent dinner companion.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Taonga 2017 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$13
Best Buy
Light emerald straw color. Vegetal, tropical aromas of passionfruit, eucalyptus, and ruby red grapefruit with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length starfruit, tangerine, and mango finish with no oak. A tropical bouquet of fruit & acidity all rolled into a crushable NZ Sauv Blanc package.
90 points $13 Best Buy
Invivo 2016  Pinot Noir
90 points
$25
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of spiced kiwis, proscuitto wrapped honeydew, cherry paste, and Indonesian sweet soy sauce with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length pomegranate, dates, and marinating spices finish with woody tannins and light oak. A very interesting and bright pinot with a spicy, savory palate.
Exquisite Collection 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of key lime soufflé, coconut meringue, passionfruit, and peach-mango confection with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, easy white grapefruit, freesia, and underripe apricot finish with no oak. A slightly creamy, zippy Sauvignon Blanc.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Graham Norton’s Own 2017 Pink By Design Rosé New Zealand
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Pale steely amber color. Aromas of pink grapefruit zest, agave, and fresh green pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length gooseberry, fresh cut grass, and sea salt finish with no oak. Summer drinkers will appreciate this Sauvignon Blanc dominated rose.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Waikiwi Bay 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$6.96
Best Buy
Bright silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon rind, ripe stone fruit, wild lime, and ripe mango with a satiny, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length white grapefruit, pico de gallo, and lemon verbena finish with no oak. A solid, tropical fruit melange of a Sauvignon Blanc.
88 points $6.96 Best Buy
Invivo 2017  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$17
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of raw sauerkraut, garlic scapes, grapefruit zest, underripe plantain, and peach vinaigrette with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length sea salt and white pepper finish with no oak. A slightly funky, zesty Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with savory notes that will play well with food.
Starborough 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$17
Silvery emerald straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of fresh gooseberry, finger lime, and cilantro with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy sweet grapefruit, white peach, and underripe pineapple finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A cheery and bright New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
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