Tasting Panel 92
" Smooth and rich with minerals and tangy fruit; fresh and long with layered complexity and a remarkable Old World quality. "
Wine Enthusiast 90
" Medium-gold in color, this North Canterbury Sauvignon leads with a heady nose of guava, lychee, and pineapple, with soft aromas of grass and tomato leaf. There's a nice play on the palate between texture and prickly acidity, with plenty of tropical fruit and a long finish. It makes for an apt pairing with summery cuisine. "
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 90
" COMMENTARY: The 2018 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc is a charming and lovely wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows pleasing freshness and length on the palate. Its lifted aromas and flavors of ripe citrus and tropical fruits should pair well with a Hamachi and avocado roll. (Tasted: May 3, 2019, Treasure Island, CA)"
Wine Spectator 90
WS TOP 1002019Rank 60
" Offers an appealing core of intense, lush flavors of ripe melon and peach, with details of white pepper, honeysuckle and ruby grapefruit lingering on the finish. Impressive for the intensity and focus. Drink now. "
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Scholar Entrepreneur, and New Zealand native David Teece, and his wife Leigh, believe his homeland "produces some of the best products in the world and aficionados everywhere should have a chance to experience them."
Mt. Beautiful Winery from North Canterbury reflects their passion for New Zealand. By producing elegant, certified-sustainable, estate-grown wines, David and Leigh have found a way to truly encapsulate in the bottle, the climate and the richness of the land. Mt Beautiful is uncompromising in quality and faithful to the terroir.