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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 2006

Awards

  • Trophy Classical Red Wine: Bragato Wine Awards 2008
  • Elite Gold: Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2007
  • Gold: Bragato Wine Awards 2008
  • Silver: The New Zealand International Wine Show 2007
  • 4 ½ Stars: Wine Orbit Review, September 2007
  • 4 Stars: Cuisine Magazine, September 2007

Accolades

"The taste is savoury, peppery and there's some lovely smoky oak. We can see why this merlot walked away with gold."
Deborah Walton and Peter Morice, Timaru Herald, 9 January 2008


"The saint Clair Rapaura Reserve merlot is obviously not the company's entry level merlot. It's similar, but more concentrated, smooth and balanced with light tannins..."
Graeme Barrow, Wanganui Chronicle, 30 June 2006