"The wine is lively, zesty and refreshingly tasty"
4 STARS (87/100): Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"It's nicely lifted on the nose displaying green capsicum, lime zesty and a touch of passionfruit characters. The palate is full and well fruited with a succulent mouthfeel and a crisp lingering finish. The wine is lively, zesty and refreshingly tasty". Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc provides fresh stonefruit characters, complementing the trademark gooseberry and tropical fruit of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Ripe lime and melon flavours from the Semillon blend to give a complex, rich and easy drinking style that matches well with a range of foods or is perfect for drinking unaccompanied. A fruity style that is very approachable young, this wine will also cellar well for 3-5 years.
"When Sileni Estates started producing Sauvignon Blanc in 2002 it was with an emphasis on a riper style of Sauvignon Blanc with good palate weight. Our use of Hawke's Bay Semillon in all of our Sauvignon Blanc adds a richness to the wine that helps to tame some of the overt aromatics and provides flavour complexity that ensures a food friendly style. With a string of trophies and gold medals for our style of Sauvignon Blanc we think we are on to a winner!
As a Blackmarket exclusive we are delighted to launch the 2008 Overstone East Coast Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon just in time for Christmas. A blend of 75% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Hawke's Bay Semillon ensures that this is a great food wine, that is perfect as an aperitif and fantastic with fresh seafood and Asian cuisine. Enjoy."