WINE REVIEW: Wairau River 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ. ($18)
by Andrew Chalk
New Zealand is well known for inventing its own style of sauvignon blanc. One downside is that a lot of them taste alike. What a pleasure to find one that is distinctively different but still bears all of the hallmarks of New Zealand sauvignon blanc.
Appearance: Lemon-green color;
Nose: Medium-plus nose of gooseberry, lemon, grapefruit, peach, guava, herbaceous notes;
Palate: Prominent grapefruit distinguishes this example from most New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Medium-plus acid, medium body.