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Reviews for 2020

November 2020 - New Zealand

November 2020 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Koru 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Fruity, grassy aromas and flavors of ruby red grapefruit, wheatgrass, ripe pear, jalapeño, and yuzu with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of candied pineapple and lime. A juicy, mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc with plenty of Marlborough style.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Kono 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$13
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry, peach preserves, grapefruit zest, jasmine tea, and wheat grass with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-long finish displaying nuances of hints of pink peppercorn and tart kiwi with no oak flavor. A juicy, wholly satisfying Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that delivers.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Overstone 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$12
Best Buy
White gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe kiwi, fresh green bell pepper, white grapefruit zest, and white pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of guava and lime spritz with no oak flavor. A juicy, intense Sauvignon Blanc that hits every note.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Taonga 2020 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry, grapefruit, candied lemon, mango sorbet, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of pineapple sorbet with no oak flavor. A boldly juicy and fruity Sauvignon Blanc that refreshes and quenches.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Kopu 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$19
Straw color. Fruity, tropical aromas and flavors of golden apple, passion fruit, lime, fresh cut grass, shortcake, and ripe mango with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, appealing, medium-length finish that shows accents of tangerine with no oak flavor. A juicy, tropical and fresh Sauvignon Blanc that will be a summer hit.
Duck Hunter 2019  Pinot Noir
88 points
$29
Dusty ruby color. Earthy aromas of fertile earth, tomato, black cassis, mocha, wild mint, and fragrant mushrooms with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length char-roasted nuts and seeds and blackberry preserves finish with light oak flavor. A dense, earthy Pinot Noir from New Zealand.
Greyrock 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$15
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry, pineapple, kiwi, and cucumber with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A zingy, light Sauvignon Blanc that whets the palate.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Island Talk 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$13.99
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime, fondant, and nougat with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, brisk finish with nuances of citrus spritz. A simple summer quaffer.
85 points $13.99
Duck Hunter 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$19
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon bar and marshmallow with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a sleek, brisk finish with accents of guava and starfruit with no oak flavor. A fruity and bright crusher.
Kuranui 2020 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$12
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of mango, orange flesh, and diced bell peppers with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy pink grapefruit and apricot nectar finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, fruity Sauvignon Blanc that hits the spot.
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