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A structured & well balanced palate shows an abundance of fruit weight

Distinctly aromatic, with lifted notes of blackcurrant bud & citrus filling the glass

Well matched with Chicken Tikka Masala or fresh seafood with a fresh salad

Mystery Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Member rating / 41
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12

Take a punt and discover a new favourite with our Mystery-Wine ™. Discover the brand on delivery, but until then, we’ve promised we’d keep it secret!

Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points
Mystery Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Mystery Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Member rating / 41
Sourced from the Upper Awatere, known for its rugged soils, unforgiving climate & stunning Sauvignon Blanc flavours...
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12


Awarded 5 Stars

Harpers Wine Starts, 2018

Awarded 94/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2017

Awarded 93/100 Points

Bob Campbel, Master Of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2017

Awarded 90/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, 2017


"From the Upper Awatere Valley, this delicious offering is filled with fabulous flavours of nectarine, feijoa, passionfruit and apple with a touch of kaffir lime note. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and intensity, brilliantly supported by fine texture and bright acidity. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Dec 2017

"Attractive aromatic, herbal and floral aroma. Pure and delicate sauvignon blanc with passionfruit, guava and lemongrass flavours. Dry with gentle, fruity acidity that helps drive a long-ish finish. Pretty wine" Bob Campbel, Master Of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2017

"Youthful, fresh, very fruity, lively and herbaceous bouquet. The palate shows off flavours of lemon and passionfruit, red apple and fuzzy-skin peach. A mix of stone and mineral notes adds some depth. Plenty of acidity, a coarse silk texture and balanced finish. Drink now and through 2020" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, 2017

"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, paler edged. The nose is taut and tightly bound, somewhat slender in proportion but with intense aromas of cool-spectrum cut-grass and nettle notes, with herbs and green capsicums. Some white floral notes unfold and intermingle with the herbaceous fruit. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and slender in proportion, but showing deep and intense flavours in the cool-spectrum with cut-grass, nettles and herbaceous green capsicums and stalky elements. The palate has balanced acidity and the wine carries along a light-textured, refreshing line leading to a grassy and herbal finish. This is a slender and taut, cool-spectrum Sauvignon Blanc with herbaceous cut-grass and nettle flavours on a palate with balanced acidity and texture. Serve with shellfish and Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the upper Awatere, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.7% alc. and 1.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees" Raymond Chan, Oct 2018

This Mystery Sauvignon Blanc is distinctly aromatic with lifted notes of blackcurrant bud and citrus filling the glass. There is an abundance of fruit weight on the palate which is structured and well balanced, with refreshing mineral acidity.

The Upper Awatere is known for its rugged soils, unforgiving climate and stunning Sauvignon Blanc flavours. Strong winds, scorching daytime temperatures, and cool clear nights contribute to the development of the amazing flavours found in Sauvignon Blanc grapes. This Mystery Sauvignon Blanc is crafted by this terroir, creating wines that are pristine, refined and well balanced, with a strong sense of place.

The 2017 season was cool and slow and we worked hard to keep the canopy healthy and green throughout the season, allowing the vines to ripen the fruit before the significant rains of autumn arrived. Crisp, flavoursome fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to retain the refreshing acidity and finesse before heading to the winery.

Every year this Mystery Vineyard picks it Sauvignon grapes over several nights and each parcel is harvested for specific flavours to compliment the final blend. These parcels are processed and fermented separately under cool conditions and left on yeast lees to mature.


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User comments (18)

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yes, this is very enjoyable - would purchase again

Elizabeth - 01/07/2019

This was a great wine, immediately ordered more!

Neville - 16/06/2019


Raeone - 02/04/2019

Very pleased with the mystery wine!

Angela - 07/03/2019

nice, crisp, mineral finish. Great.

Juerg - 23/12/2018

Lovely fresh sav, easy to drink and fantastic value.

Lisa - 04/12/2018

Good value for money and very easy to drink

Denise - 16/06/2019

Beautiful. Clarkes Estate :-)

Colleen - 11/06/2019

Lovely SB, lightly aromatic, soft and fresh.

Patrick - 31/03/2019

Very Marlborough. AKA: Very good!

Ross - 24/03/2019

Great drop, really enjoyed this over summer.

Bridget - 04/02/2019

Excellent value for money, would buy again.

Kirsten - 02/02/2019

very fruity with a lot of subtle flavours

Alan - 01/02/2019

Certainly one of the best.Good value

Jim - 09/11/2018

Takes a couple mouth fulls to get use to as find it not as smooth as other I have purchased.

Kim - 10/06/2019

Did not compare with other wines I normally purchase. No real favour.

Owen - 09/04/2019

Not as good as the reports and judges say. Quite acid but never the less not too bad.

Gary - 29/01/2019

Drinkable, not much depth of flavour

Rebecca - 26/11/2018


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