Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
One of the best Sauvignon Blancs from Marlborough, the 2016 Astrolabe Province excites the palate with its persistence and brightness. The wine exhibits appealing citrus, tangy minerality, and an accent of nectarine. Its ultra-long finish pairs it well with a mix of steamed shellfish. (Tasted: May 4, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
Complex, with succulent peach, pear and melon flavors that mingle effortlessly with honeysuckle, spice and matcha green tea notes. Powerful and juicy.
Wine & Spirits
Showing some restraint in its passion-fruit scents, grapefruit flavors and gentle acidity, this is the style that originally set the bar for Marlborough sauvignon blanc. Tart, clean and firm, it’s a wine that will please a lot of white-wine drinkers.
Pale straw with green highlights. Lemon grass, lime peel, and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry, and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
Pair with summer salads, poultry and all seafood, especially green-lipped mussels.