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Why do we love this wine?

I’m fascinated by critic reviews. Some people go into great detail about the colour of a wine, the green hues, how it changes toward the rim. Then uber-verbose descriptors that often repeat themselves. Ad. Nauseum. It’s sav blanc. You know the drill: it’s bright and pale white wine, it’s herbaceous, it has tropical fruit. I’d expect a half-decent one to have good balance - be finely poised if you like. Tell me something I don’t know. Tell me what’s unusual. Give me a story! You feel me?

Profile

Gooseberry
Grapefruit
Lime
Light-bodied
Bright
Concentrated

Caythorpe was actually founded in 1880 by David Bishell, and five generations of Bishell’s have nurtured the farm 138 years into present day. Check out their site, there’s a beautiful picture of an old traction engine doing some farmy things. It started as crops and livestock, but these days, Caythorpe will only sell you wine or cherries. And of the wine, they only make savvy, riesling and pinot. The stuff we know Marlborough does really well. I love farmers turned vignerons - they don’t mess around.

In my eyes, it’d be a pretty thankless job tasting through hundreds of Kiwi tropical herb juice to nail down the top 25 of the year, but diehard savvy sipper Michael Cooper (the country’s most acclaimed wine writer) does just that every year. And he pegged this as one of them. Now that’s newsworthy. So no point in me being hypocritical and getting verbose. Love savvy? Buy the wine.

Awards

Sam Kim
18/20 Raymond Chan
Michael Cooper's Top 25 Sauvignon Blancs 2017
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Specs

Region
Marlborough
Vintage
2017
Cellaring
2019
Preservatives
Sulphites
Alcohol by Vol.
12.5%
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Vol
750mL
Blend Info
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Serving Temp.
7.0°C

Region

Marlborough
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Goes with

Blue Cheese
Chicken
Seafood
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