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Reviews for 2021

June 2021 - New Zealand

June 2021 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Whitehaven 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
Pale straw green color. Aromas of serrano pepper, guava, lime peel, ruby red grapefruit, and gooseberry with a supple, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lime zest, yellow peaches, star fruit, and spicy arugula finish with no oak flavor. A charming wine; fruity, crisp and citrus-forward.
13 Celsius 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Light straw color. Aromas of fresh cut grass, fresh fennel, guava, white strawberry, and white peppercorn with a lean, lively, petillant, dry light body and a sleek, interesting, brisk green apple, verjus, lemon juice, and lychee finish with no oak flavor. A lean and lively Sauvignon Blanc with hints of tropical flavors, a perfect pairing for all kinds of seafood.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Cloud Watcher 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon, wet stone, and fresh marjoram with a supple, crisp, dry thin body and a seamless, quick finish with nuances of yellow apple, green apple, fresh asparagus, and jalapeño with no oak flavor. A fuller bodied New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with bright fruit and steadying minerality.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Chloe 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$16
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry, peach-mango compote, and greek yogurt with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp and fruity New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that checks all the boxes.
Shoreside 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$8
Light emerald straw color. Aromas of grapefruit peel, honeycomb, lime, and fresh bay leaf with a supple, lively, dry light body and a smooth, medium-length ruby red grapefruit juice, gooseberry, lemon juice, and sea salt finish with no oak flavor. A citrus-forward white; fresh and summer ready.
Cupcake 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$11
Light yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon peel, grapefruit peel, and yellow apple with a supple, lively, petillant, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, easy finish that presents impressions of lemon zest, kiwi, fresh asparagus, fresh cream, and limestone with no oak flavor. A Sauvignon Blanc that balances bright and zesty flavors with a slightly creamy texture - perfect for picnics.
It’s A Headsnapper 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$9
Light yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit pith, lemon zest, and green apple with a supple, crisp, petillant, dry thin body and a tingling, engaging, fast finish conveying notes of white grapefruit, citronella, wheat grass, and green apple with no oak flavor. A Sauvignon Blanc that remains light-on-its-feet and quaffable.
Voyager Point 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
82 points
$9
Light straw color. Aromas and flavors of mineral, lemon juice, green grass, asparagus, and white strawberry with a supple, lively, dry light body and a smooth, interesting, brisk finish with elements of white cherry, lime, arugula, and rice vinaigrette with no oak flavor. A lean Sauvignon Blanc, with citrus and white berry notes; a solid everyday white.
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