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Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2017/18
Region: Nelson
Winery: Seifried Winery
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Color: White
Vintage: 2016
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Description: Packed with varietal intensity, the nose has passionfruit, sweet pea flowers and a savoury nettle nose. The palate shows good entry and bright fruit concentration with wet stone mineral acidity running the length.


Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate NA FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE
The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc offers lemon juice, gooseberries and fresh grass notes on the nose with a earthy / stony undercurrent. Light to medium-bodied, it has mouth-filling citrus and herbaceous flavors with a racy backbone and good length.
Wine Spectator 91 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
A lip-smacking mix of passion fruit, makrut lime leaf and ripe peach flavors. Vibrant and expressive, with plenty of intensity on the crisp, juicy finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made
The Wine Advocate 90 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc shows a riper fruit prole than many NZ Sauvignon Blancs, showcasing nectarine, g and melon notes. It's medium-bodied but shows excellent concentration and lasting notes of citrus and passion fruit on the finish.
Wine Spectator 90 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Complex, with toasted hay and honeysuckle notes that mingle with a whiff of smoke up front, giving way to succulent apricot, dried pineapple and tangerine flavors. Juicy and refreshing. Drink now. 10,000 cases made.
The Wine Advocate 90 FOR THE 2018 VINTAGE
Made in a ripe, tropical style, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc features barely any of the variety's hallmark herbal notes. It's fairly rich and weighty, with flavors of passion fruit and nectarine underscored by a bright, citrusy finish. It should drink well for a year or two.