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"Saint Clair now makes the country’s and perhaps the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Saint Clair has won more top awards for Sauvignon Blanc in recent years than any of the three or four hundred other local producers. Although Sauvignon Blanc is clearly Saint Clair’s signature wine it has also earned trophies for Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Riesling over the same period."
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine Air New Zealand In Flight Magazine

Awards & Accolades

Rapaura Reserve Merlot 2003

Awards

  • Silver: Bragato Wine Awards 2004
  • Bronze: Bragato Wine Awards 2005
  • Bronze: NZ International Wine Show 2005
  • 4 Stars: Winestate 2005
  • Peters Picks: Peter Saunders, Food & Beverage Marketplace, May 2005

Accolades

"...Is fine fruity merlot from Marlborough with deep sweet-fruit flavour, poise and concentration, smooth fine tannin and a subtle under-pinning of oak."
Tim Harris, NZ Herald Canvas, 21 May 2005


"...It has elegance and warmth. A toasty, autumnal wine with nary a jammy note to be found. A toast to winemaker Matt Thomson."
Kate Fraser, The Press, 30 June 2005