From The House of Sauvignon· Written Wine Reviews
Dec 20th, 2010 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Written Wine Reviews
Wine Review: Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010
From the winery that has won more awards and achieved more accolades for Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand, Saint Clair, the 2010 Wairau Reserve is just as likely to add additional silverware for the trophy cupboard.
The wine is from a single vineyard in the lower Rapaura Road area north of Blenheim. With fragrant grapefruit and passion fruit laced with violet flowers that literally spill out of the glass, it helps with the overall feel of the wine. The grapefruit pith character and tropical fruit salad are interwoven with restrained acid and lingering finish.