Pale in color with a nice crisp nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely grassy notes along with some nice pink grapefruit. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp acidity and some nice lingering mouth grip. I paired it with crab and shrimp ravioli and it went well. A very food friendly wine. I quite enjoyed it. I would give it an 88+ which for the price is quite good.
From the LCBO web site:
Waimea Sauvignon Blanc 2016 — VINTAGES#: 714295
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
This gorgeous sauvignon is filled with tropical fruit, nectarine and mandarin characters with a subtle infusion of fresh herbs. It is succulent and intensely flavoured on the palate, and delivers lovely fruit purity, wonderfully framed by juicy acidity, finishing superbly long and delicious. At its best: now to 2019. Score – 93. (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, July 2016) $18.95
Release Date:July 22, 2017
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Nelson, New Zealand By: Waimea Estates Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Aromatic & Flavourful