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"Saint Clair is New Zealand's supreme sauvignon blanc maker so it's hardly surprising to discover they make the best sparkling example...Delicious!"
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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