91 pts Wine Enthusiast May 2021
This Hawke’s Bay wine from historic Te Mata winery is a few bucks more than your average New Zealand SB. It’s worth every penny. With depth and balance, it opens with notes of lime zest, fresh peach, beeswax, bell pepper and heaps of dried green herbs. Roll this around on your tongue for a while and savor all those fruity, herbal flavors rumbling around amid a chalky mouthfeel and crisp acidity. It’s very young still but a few more months in the bottle should settle it down nicely.
Bright fresh lime in colour, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is a tropical fruit-bowl of texture and complexity. Vibrant guava and vibrant passionfruit on the nose give way to gooseberry, coriander and aniseed on the palate – rich, complex botanicals that add alluring detail to this wine. Naturally-ripe acidity gives incredible length. Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is crisp, tropical, refreshing and simply stunning.