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2019 Smith & Sheth CRU Wairau Sauvignon Blanc

Colour: White
Vintage: 2019
Appellation: Marlborough
94 (RG)
When you choose a New Zealand Sauvignon, you should expect great purity of fruit and beautifully fresh gooseberry and passion fruit characters - and this bargain from modern micro-negotiant Smith & Sheth does this in spades. What it won't do is give you that artificial, sweet and sour character that comes from fake winemaking - acidification and added sugar to balance out boring grapes. This is the real soul of 'savvy' and it really delivers on price too. Smith & Sheth is a contemporary négociant inspired by the original French négociants and British merchants who are renowned for creating outstanding wines. Hawke's Bay (Heretaunga in Maori) in New Zealand is the birthplace of Smith & Sheth and the Wairau appellation is where the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc story started back in the 1980s. The original vines were planted in the stony river terrace soils around Renwick township as well as in the cooler clay soils of the southern valleys. Smith & Sheth source their Sauvignon Blanc from both of these areas and it is only Sauvignon Blanc that is grown in these particular spots. Smith & Sheth hand select only the very best fruit from their exceptional vineyards. They then nurture, blend and bottle the wines. All of their wines express the beauty and character of the place they originate from and embody the passion of the people who make up the CRU team. This 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a testament to their hard work and expertise.

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2019 Smith & Sheth CRU Wairau Sauvignon Blanc

94 (RG)
£150 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

2019 Smith & Sheth CRU Wairau Sauvignon Blanc

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Region: New Zealand
94 (RG)
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£150
12
 
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Cardboard Case
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In-Bond
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£212.14
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£17.68
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2019 Smith & Sheth CRU Wairau Sauvignon Blanc

94 (RG)
£150 Loose bottle(s) and 12 pack case(s) available

2019 Smith & Sheth CRU Wairau Sauvignon Blanc

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: New Zealand
94 (RG)
BTL
8
0
0
3
£150
12
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Cardboard Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
In Stock
You buy
£150.00
8 Case(s) Available
Bottle (75cl)
CONDITION
Repack
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
In Stock
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£12.50
3 Bottle(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

94

Antonio Galloni

There's a delectable creaminess and rich weightiness to this Sauvignon Blanc. The label states that it hails from old vines; at an average 25 years, they are indeed pretty old in a very new, New World wine country. This isn't a huge fruit salad of Marlborough Savvy aromas; it's much more nuanced, offering subtle violets, nectarines and apple skin that dare I say has a whiff of the Loire. While still fresh, the acid is rather gentler than you'd expect - potentially an expression of this ripe vintage. An excellent showing.
Rebecca Gibb MW, vinous - Nov 2020