Nga Waka Sauvignon Blanc 2020
- Light, aromatic
With an impressive yet deserved 94 points to its name and a wonderful Cam Douglas review to boot, Nga Waka leaves us little choice but to dive into this excellent example of Martinborough sauvignon blanc. There’s more than meets the eye here with subtlety and complexity on show due to an array of nuanced tropical aromas balanced nicely with vibrant citrus acidity. Grassy herbs and stony minerality leave the palate fresh and clean and yearning for another sip. Nothing is over the top or out of whack and the more you sip this stunning Kiwi, the more you’ll find there is to explore.
Cameron Douglas MS
“An uber enticing bouquet, varietal and very expressive with fleshy, ripe tropical fruit, red apple and citrus aromas. On the palate - plush, fresh, crisp, fruity and just dry on the finish. The core of this wine is the fruit with flavours that mirror the nose, a sweet grass and gooseberry note, fresh herbs and high acidity. After the wine reaches ambient temperature a wet stone mineral flavour starts to emerge. Balanced and well made. Ready to enjoy from today and through 2023+.”
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Anyone who's ever tried Martinborough pinot noir will shout its praises from the rooftop... at least, anyone who's not a Marlborough diehard. There seems to be a nice rivalry in the pinot stakes between the two regions, with Martinborough producing more structural (some would say "Burgundian") styles, as opposed to Marlborough's fruity flavour fests. If you see one, nab it. Also keep an eye out for the aromatic whites.