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A celebration of Sauvignon!

Three highly awarded, handpicked, barrel fermented, single vineyard vintages boasting great complexity & concentration

Pair these exquisite wines with fresh or rich seafood dishes, chicken, or goats cheese

Mystery Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Collection

Member rating / 18
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Mystery Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Collection

Member rating / 18
An outstanding vertical collection of highly awarded, single vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Description

We've put together an outstanding vertical collection of highly awarded, single vineyard Mystery Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from three exceptional vintages, all from the same winery!

Hand picked from their family home vineyard in Wairau Valley and barrel fermented in French oak, each vintage has collected a number of gold medals and impressive ratings and accolades.

Collection includes:

2 x Mystery Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Awarded Gold Medal & top 100: Sydney International Wine Show 2020

AWARDED 95/100 POINTS & 5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

Awarded 92/100 Points: Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com, New Zealand Tasting 2019

"Impressively complex and inviting, the bouquet shows grapefruit, crunchy apple, oatmeal and lemon peel aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's gorgeously flavoursome and persistent. It's brilliantly structured by vibrant acidity, finishing long and engaging. At its best: now to 2026" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

of stone fruit, citrus blossom, and tropical notes, all supported by lightly smoked oak with a hint of flint and vanilla pod. The palate is equally as complex and generous. Tropical fruits are balanced by lemongrass, fennel and citrus themes. The oak provides a savoury element to the wine; caramel and vanilla notes combined with toasted cashew and spice.

Food Pairing: This wine is a celebration of Marlborough and is perfectly suited to fresh seafood and light poultry dishes.

Alc: 13%

2 x Mystery Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL & 95/100 POINTS: Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL & 95/100 POINTSNWWA 2018

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: The Drinks Business Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters

AWARDED Blue Gold Medal & SYDNEY TOP 100: Sydney International Wine Show 2019

AWARDED 5 STARS & TOP 10 SAUVIGNON BLANCS: Dish Magazine 2019

AWARDED 93/100 POINTS: Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Dec 2018

AWARDED 92/100 POINTS & 4 STARS: Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Nov 2018

AWARDED 18.5/20 POINTS & 5 STARS: Raymond Chan, Nov 2018

"Bold and potent fragrances of Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of wood spice and tropical fruits, citrus peel, golden kiwifruit and cape gooseberry. Medium+(ish) acidity, medium weight, textured and complex. Well made with great balance and a lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2021" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Dec 2018

"Fermented and matured in barrel for 11 months, this richly-textured sauvignon blanc has spicy oak, guava, nectarine, gooseberry and lemongrass flavours. A bright, flavoursome wine with impressive energy and purity" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Nov 2018

"Bright, pale golden-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is finely concentrated with intense and penetrating aromas of green stonefruits, gooseberries, nectarines and greengages. The fruit is interwoven with nutty lees and oak notes, unfolding an array of herbal detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a concentrated heart with rich flavours of green stonefruits, greengages and nectarines, melded with a layer of nutty lees and oak. The flavours possess depth and unfold to fill the mouth. The palate is lively with plenty of vitality, with crisp acidity enhancing the tension. This has excellent linearity, the wine carrying to a lingering finish. This is a concentrated, linear, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruits, herbs and a well-driven palate with freshness" Raymond Chan, Nov 2018

Aromatically the wine gives impressions of stone fruit, citrus blossom, and tropical notes, all supported by lightly smoked oak with just a hint of flint and vanilla pod. The palate is equally as complex and generous. Tropical fruits are balanced by lemongrass and citrus themes. The oak provides a savoury element to the wine; caramel and vanilla notes combined with toasted cashew and spice.

Food Pairing: This wine is a celebration of Marlborough and is perfectly suited to fresh seafood and light poultry dishes. One of our favourites is seared scallops on a white bean and prosciutto salad.

Alc: 13%

2 x Mystery Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Sydney International Wine Competition 2018

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Royal Easter Show 2016

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Chine Wine & Spirits Awards 2016

AWARDED 96/100 POINTS & 5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

AWARDED 93/100 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Nov 2016

AWARDED 91/100 POINTS: Lisa Perroti-Brown, Wine Advocate 2017

"This is stunningly beautiful; it's fabulously scented on the nose showing mango, baked fig, apple and beeswax notes with hints of lemon zest and almond. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and depth, wonderfully enhanced by multi-layered mouthfeel and perfectly pitched acidity. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

"A restrained barrel fermented sauvignon blanc, with subtle passionfruit and tree fruit flavours together with savoury toast and spicy oak, plus a suggestion of matchstick and mineral. A classy wine with development potential" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Nov 2016

The high quality of the fruit, combined with the gentle and respectful approach in the winery has resulted in a wine with an intriguing combination of poise and elegance, balanced by an intense and complex flavour profile. Aromatically the wine gives impressions of grapefruit, citrus blossom, ripe stonefruit and flint. The palate is weighty with stonefruit and citrus pith to the fore. The fruit is supported by spice and toasted nuts, a hint of toffee and refreshing acidity. A deliciously drinkable wine, which will evolve and slowly reveal layers and subtleties in the glass.

Alc: 13.5%

Vintages may change.

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Stunning

Michel - 22/02/2021

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Below I commented on the 2015 vintage. I have now tried the 2016 and it seemed even better: cape gooseberry and nutty, toasty oak on the nose while on the palate the oak was more integrated with the fruit, more finessed than the preceding vintage. A richer, more rounded feel and a long finish. Later gaining suggestions of cream of tartar and nettle on the nose while the palate had touches of apricot kernel. A delicious, very satisfying wine. 2015: Pale lemon with a faint green tint and restrained aromas of cape gooseberry, pea pod, nettles, and a slight mealiness. A subtle rather than up-front wine with tropical fruit overtones of dried mango and pineapple to accompany more pea pod and nettles. Toasty oak present but seeming separated from the fruit rather than the more integrated, richer lees-derived mealiness of some other wines made in comparable fashion. The finish was medium-plus length. A distinctive and intriguing wine; not quite the depth of flavour and satisfaction offered by some others like it but nonetheless highly commended and tremendous value. I would encourage other NZ Sauvignon Blanc producers to experiment with such techniques to produce wines with greater dimension, food-suitability, and interest.

Joe - 23/12/2020

M
Really interesting and great value

Marie - 23/10/2020

J
Such good value I've already ordered more

June - 14/09/2020

Love this style of Sauvignon Blanc. I’ve just tried the 2015. Lovely balance and complexity - each sip revealing more. Awesome value. Love. Buying more.

Jannette - 30/08/2020

Absolutely love this style of Sauvignon with oak influence but many are very highly priced. We loved trying the different vintages and have put our favourite away to try again later in the year.

Sarah - 25/08/2020

D
Love this barrel fermented style of sav. Interesting to taste the 3 vintages. Great value.

Dave - 07/07/2020

J
The 2015 reminded me of Te Mata.Exceptional at this price.

Jonathan - 25/06/2020

so far only tried the 2018 but very impressed, along with another 5 or 6 tasters...a classy drop & excellent value

Steve - 01/02/2021

n
a really nice oak flavour very pleasant

noelene - 23/08/2020

lovely wine good value

Margaret - 02/07/2020

P
Lovely wine and very good value for money

Peter - 13/06/2020

C
Was more like a Chardonnay, buy it went very well with cheese.

Cherie - 07/02/2021


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