While we’ve been stocking the warehouse for a new year we’ve been wondering...what’s the must-have wine of summer? While we couldn’t unanimously agree something did become clear. Everyone loves a crisp, dry white straight from the fridge. We call it the Swiss Army Wine.
This mixed dozen (three bottles of each wine) is guaranteed to ease your decision fatigue. Reach for one and rest assured that we’ve designed this pack for maximum enjoyment: Vasse Felix Classic Dry White, Margaret River 2019 Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Margaret River 2018 Isabel Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2020 Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2019
Impressively fruited and gorgeously aromatic, the wine shows passionfruit, mango and lime zest characters on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that is bright and delectable. Wonderfully expressed and varietally pure.
94 points, Wine Orbit (August 2019)
Trophy - Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wine Show 2019
Light herbal aroma, a touch of straw and haybale, a hint of stone fruit too. The wine is flavoursome and rich, without sacrificing delicacy. There is a rumour of some residual sugar but also ripe fruit flavour. There's a touch of nutty barrel-ferment here as well. The oak has been sensitively handled. The finish is clean and dry and it lingers well. A smart wine.
93 points, The Real Review (April 2019)
A portion of the semillon here spent time in oak. It's an enjoyable white blend, pitched to a tee, with lemongrass and riper fruit flavours shooting deliciously through the palate. Intensity is set to medium, texture isn't forgotten, and general appeal is set to high.
92 points, Wine Companion (January 2019)
A 66/34% split of semillon and sauvignon blanc, it's bright and as cheery as a summer's day, the best time to enjoy this. Fresh and brimming with lemon-lime flavours complementing the tropical edge of feijoa and passionfruit pith with a sprinkling of fresh herbs. Refreshing all the way.
92 points, Wine Companion (October 2019)
Light, bright yellow colour, with a salad-leafy aroma, fresh and crisp and herby, without being green and parsley-stalky.The wine is intense and balanced, fresh and clean yet soft and dry at the same moment. Cedary, nutty notes add interest and a welcome complement to the herbal notes. A very appealing wine.
92 points, The Real Review (September 2019)
One of the best-known examples of this style. It's a blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc displaying excellent tropical herbaceous fruit characters. Balanced with a long palate lifted with a splash of lemon citrus.
92 points, Ray Jordan's Top 100 Whites