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Decanter 5 Star Recognition21 June 2006
Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005, 5 Stars Decanter NZ Sauvignon Blanc Tasting The prestigious Decanter magazine has just published a tasting of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in its latest issue and Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005 was rated as the best wine out of 126 Sauvignon Blancs in the tasting.
This wine has been awarded three trophies and seven gold medals since it was released in September 2005 and is the most awarded New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc across all price points from the 2005 vintage.
The Decanter Review reads:
Decanter Rating: 5 Stars
Fresh grass and nettles, honeysuckle note. Dry, very lively acidity, light bodied, good concentration, savoury character to green fruit. Mouthwatering finish.
Saint Clair Estate Wines was the only New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to get 5 stars in the Decanter tasting. 14 wines got 4 stars.
Neal Ibbotson comments, “We are, of course, delighted. The result is terrific and we are receiving emails from around the world about the review – which really does prove Decanter’s popularity amongst wine drinkers the world over. This wine has a recommended retail price of $19.95 to $20.95 and has excellent availability in all good wine outlets throughout New Zealand as well as being exported to over 30 markets around the world.”
Saint Clair Estate Wines began in 1994 and has received a multitude of prestigious awards and trophies from around the world. They now have five significant regional vineyard sites and excellent knowledge and experience of which varieties grow best at each site. Not to mention the new, high-tech, $10 million winery that opened in March and will see production levels for 2006 at around 250,000 cases.