Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Mouthwateringly juicy, with lime, papaya and fresh-cut grass notes, leading to a crisp green apple finish. Drink now. 36,667 cases made.
The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is intensely scented of fresh limes, lemon zest, mown grass and green peppers with a hint of chalk dust. Light to medium-bodied, it offers that classic New Zealand Savvy electric intensity with racy acid and a long, linear finish.
For one of the region's pioneers, this medium-bodied wine is somewhat underwhelming. The core grapefruit flavors suffer from pervasive hints of green onion that seemingly grow in influence from nose to palate to finish.