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A celebration of barrel fermented Sauvignon!

Two 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 (01)

Member rating / 37
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21


Please note, these wines are barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc which have a different flavour profile than most un-oaked Sauvignon Blanc wines. Expect smoky, flinty and earthy notes.



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Mystery Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Collection (01)

Member rating / 37
Not your typical Sav...An outstanding vertical collection of highly awarded, single vineyard Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Description

Not your typical Sav...We've put together an outstanding vertical collection of highly awarded, single vineyard Mystery Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from two 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:

3 x Mystery Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL & TOP 100: Sydney International Wine Show 2020

AWARDED 94/100 POINTS & 5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022

AWARDED 94/100 POINTS & 5 STARS: Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews Dec 2020

AWARDED 92/100 POINTS: Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com, New Zealand Tasting 2019

"It's seductively complex and inviting on the nose showing Granny Smith apple, beeswax, oatmeal, cashew and flinty notes, leading to a concentrated palate offering gorgeously layered mouthfeel and bright acidity. Wonderfully harmonious and mouthfilling with an impressively long expansive finish. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022

"Bright, golden-straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is gently full and complex, nuances of nectarines, citrus, underlined nettles melded with nougat and barrel flint. Medium-full bodied, the palate is with depth and intensity, aromas of grilled lemon, pineapple, lemon curd have a good core, unveiling prickly spices, hazelnut nougat. The mouthfeel is creamy and broad, well-proportioned aromas of barrel flint, nut and spices entwined with the intense tropical fruit; acid tension lengthens the palate with the essence of lemon sherbet, lend a long, lifted finish. This is a well-balanced barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc with flavours of tropical fruit, citrus and flinty barrel details. Match with grilled fish and tempura over the next 5+ years. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, no settling, indigenous fermentation in 320L French Oak Cigars to 13% alc, 1.5 g/l RS. The wine was left on gross lees for 9 months" Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews Dec 2020

Aromatically the wine gives impressions 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%

3 x Mystery Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL & 95/100 POINTS: NWWA 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%

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User comments (14)

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P
One of the best Savs I’ve tasted

Paulette - 22/04/2022

I love this wine, it has a beautiful aroma and tastes amazing. A must try!

Tara - 15/04/2022

C
Would buy again.

Craig - 14/12/2021

M
Very good value Great wine to drink now and I’m sure it will only get better with age

Michael - 13/10/2021

This is now the third 6 pack of this wine. It is stand out value for money. Delicious, interesting, complex and capable of aging superbly. A wine made with real care - Sauvignon blanc not quite as you know it, and all the better for it.

Jannette - 17/09/2021

D
My style of sav. Have had a few cases of this, nice to have the very good 17 in the mix now. Great value.

Dave - 25/07/2021

J
Great wine with the interesting addition of oak

Jodi - 21/05/2022

J
Different but nice all the same

Jan - 16/11/2021

M
Would order again Next week

Margaret - 11/09/2021

G
Strong tasting, a lot like a blend of Reisling and Chardonnay. Enjoyed it though, more for sipping than quaffing .

Gerard - 05/09/2021

Lovely classical Sav

Win - 11/07/2021

C
Find it a bit buttery to start with, but it does mellow out.

Cherie - 01/05/2022

n
ok but not in a hurry to order more

noelene - 13/02/2022

Two sweet for a sav. Cross between Chardonnay and pinot Gris

Jennifer - 02/10/2021


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