June 2022 - New Zealand

June 2022 - New Zealand
This month's Wine feature is New Zealand Wines

New Zealand Reviews

Voyager Point 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$9
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted yellow pepper, grapefruit, gooseberry, and pickled jalapeño with a silky, bright, fruity fat body and a polished, delightful, long finish displaying notes of guava-pineapple relish and spiced green apple with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious and appetizing wine with superb texture and drinkability.
95 points $9 Best Buy
Cupcake 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$11
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of pickled grapefruit, pineapple, and mango slices, chive and ramps, cucumber and tomato salad, and jalapeño with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, long finish revealing shades of honeyed white grapefruit and passionfruit with no oak flavor. A zesty, very tropical, spot on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please.
94 points $11 Best Buy
Chloe 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
94 points
$16
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed grapefruit, passionfruit, and savannah grass with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and an even, long finish with shades of spiced green apple and red pepper, asian pear, and gooseberry jam with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delightfully drinkable, spot-on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that will be very versatile.
94 points $16 Best Buy
Archetype 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, pickled pepper, and peach-gooseberry jam with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, engaging, easy finish revealing accents of honeyed kiwi and ruby grapefruit and guava and passionfruit with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A juicy, tropical Sauvignon Blanc that will be great with sushi and salads.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Shoreside 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$8
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked peach and coconut milk with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish displaying notes of honeyed apple and lime, hint of grass, and blueberry with no oak flavor. A zippy Sauvignon Blanc that will be nice with lunch salads.
89 points $8 Best Buy
Whitehaven 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$20
Straw green color. Aromas of pico de gallo and green gooseberry with a supple, medium body and a medium finish. A rounded, vibrant green machine of a Sauvignon Blanc; great for pairing.
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