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Awards & Accolades

Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2005


  • Trophy Champion Sauvignon Blanc: New Zealand International Wine Show 2005
  • Trophy Champion Sauvignon Blanc: Winestate Wine of the Year Awards 2006
  • Gold: Christchurch Casino First Taste Awards Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Gold: New Zealand International Wine Show 2005
  • Gold: Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2005
  • Silver: Decanter World Wine Awards 2006
  • Silver: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2006
  • Silver: Wines & Spirits Asia Challenge 2006
  • Bronze: International Wines & Spirits Competition, London 2006
  • Bronze: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005
  • Bronze: International Aromatic Competition 2005
  • 5 Stars: Cuisine Magazine, January 2006
  • 5 Stars: Winestate Magazine, March 2006 Issue
  • 4 Stars: Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine
  • 90 points: Wine Enthusiast July 2006


"Is as perfect a Marlborough sauvignon blanc as you can get. Lovely aromas, a suggestion of pungency, lush, yet crisp fruit suggesting melon, coconut, passionfruit, citrus, golden kiwi with a backgraound of mineral and herbs, and what sets it subtly above other good sauvignons, is its harmony and beautiful balance, and a long finish."
Charmian Smith, Otago Daily Times, 8 February 2006

"Is a great example of the best Marlborough produces. A nice weighty mouthfeel with highly varietal flavours of ripe gooseberry and soft capsicum is followered with a very long finish, all wrapped around lots of soft mouth-watering acidity."
Neil Hodgson, Nelson Mail, 21 March 2006

"As usual, the wine has a powerfullly pungent aroma and flavour and possesses incredible weight, richness and length on the palate. A benchmark Sauvignon that is a must for all wine enthusiasts to experience and enjoy."
Raymond Chan, Grapevine Email, 7 October 2005