If you ever need an illustration for the concept of terroir as it applies to wine, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect illustration. The best examples are absolutely unmistakable - intense red grapefruit, gooseberry, and passionfruit on the nose, vibrant acidity, almost tongue tingling on the palate. No other Sauvignon Blancs taste quite like them.
The 2019 Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc is the most highly rated wine in James Suckling's annual article covering New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs – and it is only $13.99!
It is a terrific value and here is what he has to say about it: "Some attractive flowers and grassy elements with fresh limes and grapefruit pith, as well as a very juicy and fleshy array of vibrant, rich and bright melon that delivers a fresh, zesty and intense feel with so much flavor. Drink now. Screw cap. 93 points."
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