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"Crisp, tangy Awatere Sauvignon Blanc" Bob Campbell, MW

"Impressively fragrant on the nose showing grapefruit, kaffir lime, apple & feijoa characters" Wine Orbit

Perfect with fresh & grilled seafood dishes with a little zest

Mystery Single Vineyard Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Elsewhere $20.00 $17.39
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Mystery Single Vineyard Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Mystery Single Vineyard Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Member rating / 50+
This single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is crafted by this terroir...
Elsewhere $20.00 $17.39
6 Btls, $59.94 6 Btls, $52.12


Awarded Blue-Gold Medal

Sydney International Wine Competition 2020

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Awarded 92/100 Points

NZ Wine Rater

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

Awarded 90/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier


  • Bone-dry style
  • Kaffir lime
  • Blackcurrant bud
  • Mineral acidity

"The wine is pristine and impressively fragrant on the nose showing grapefruit, kaffir lime, apple and feijoa characters, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that is bright and flavoursome. It is punchy and fabulously expressed with a lengthy tasty finish" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"Crisp, tangy Awatere Sauvignon Blanc with typical racy green capsicum, gooseberry, nettle, oyster shell and subtle passionfruit flavours. A good food wine in a bone-dry style. Punchy wine" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

"Fruity, savoury, tropical, herbaceous, pungent and classic. Aromas and flavours of gooseberry and nettles, mango and peach, grapefruit and hay. Plenty of acidity to keep the palate fresh as well as emphasise the wet stone minerality. Young, fresh and vibrant. Lots to like and easy to drink with a core of fruit and herbs & just dry finish. Drink now and through 2022" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

"Complex, fragrant aromatics with, generous guava, grapefruit, melon-skin, citrus peel and Thai basil characters. Reasonably full and lush with nice texture, a citrus focus and good concentration on the finish" NZ Wine Rater

The 2019 Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc is delightfully aromatic with lifted notes of cool climate stone fruits, blackcurrant bud and gooseberries 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 single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is crafted by this terroir, creating wines that are pristine, refined and well balanced, with a strong sense of place.

The 2019 season was ideal. The spring temperatures were cool but not too cold, the summer season was warm but not too hot and the autumn weather gave very good ripening days without too much rainfall. Thankfully there were no significant weather events and the vines happily ripened the grapes to their full potential. The canopy was very healthy and flush, and full flavoursome fruit was harvested in the cool of the night to retain the refreshing acidity and finesse.



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One of the best

Jim - 08/03/2021

Great value at this price.

Raeone - 07/03/2021

A really good Sav with the distinctive Awatere flavours that I love. Good value, this is my 2nd lot.

Bridget - 04/03/2021

Really enjoying this sauv, and will buy again!

Joy - 14/12/2020

Great Wine.

Rose - 30/09/2020

Great value for money

J - 30/09/2020

What a bargain

Steve - 30/09/2020

excellent sav blanc,well priced

Ian - 30/09/2020

Best value for money — will buy this again!

Sharu - 29/09/2020

Nice succulent Wine a Yes from us

Jim - 29/09/2020

A light Sauv - ok for everyday glass or two

Jude - 03/03/2021

Very tasty Sav Blanc

Peter - 11/12/2020

Crisp, fresh and fruity. Good value.

Graham - 19/11/2020

We enjoyed this wine - better than similarly priced wines at the supermarket!

Trish - 08/10/2020

We where quietly impressed with this wine, will purchase again.

Don - 03/10/2020

Pleasant drink

Alison - 02/10/2020

Great value for money... delicious

Janice - 01/10/2020

Dry and flinty, to my taste!

Andre - 30/09/2020

Excellent value for money. A great wine to have when socializing.

Roy - 30/09/2020

Very nice wine smooth and a lovely taste .

Cate - 30/09/2020

Excellent example of an nz sav.

Sally - 26/09/2020

Very good

Peter - 12/09/2020

Had I known a previous purchase of this SB had taken place I would not have re-ordered.... not one of my preferred vints.

Geoff - 01/03/2021

Too sweet, sour, and nasty for a Sauvignon Blanc.

Daniel - 08/12/2020

Very nice and will improve a little more in the cellar where it will spend at least another 6 months.

Cary - 30/09/2020

Just disappointed..did not have the usual characteristics of the upper Awatere. Was not like wines I have had from there.

Gary - 29/09/2020


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