The ripe yet tangy 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is far from the Marlborough stereotype. It is intensely concentrated and offers a powerful core of pure fruit, reminiscent of fresh gooseberries, red apple and lime. The finish is punchy yet balanced.
Wine Enthusiast 92
Heady notes of lemon and lime zest, passionfruit, snow pea and tomato stem lead on this crunchy and highly refreshing wine from a consistently delicious label in an excellent vintage. It slips and slides over the tongue, leading to a long, limey finish that makes it easy to take another sip.
Wine Spectator 91
Appealing for its restraint, with mineral, dried lavender, white grapefruit and green apple flavors that gain momentum before the juicy finish takes over, offering a refreshing combination with plenty of detail. Drink now.
On the nose there is powerful gooseberry, white currant, red capsicum, passionfruit and lime peel aromas. The palate delivers a Medium-bodied, with strong flavours of makrut lime, passionfruit, lemongrass and a refreshingly smooth, dry and persistent finish.
Astrolabe Farm VineyardView all from Astrolabe Farm Vineyard
Named after the ship that in 1827 charted and explored the Marlborough Coast, Astrolabe is a personal project for winemaker Simon Waghorn and his wife, Jane. Astrolabe produces a range of wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours naturally afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region. All grapes are sourced from unique Marlborough sites, carefully chosen to add complexity and completeness in the wines. Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Marlborough sub-regions, whether bottled alone or blended as part of the Marlborough classic. All Simon's skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.