2020 Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (750ml)
The 2020 Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc displays intense lifted aromas of passionfruit and citrus peel and hints of honeydew melon. The palate introduces a delightful citrus based mouth-watering intensity and finishes with a strong textural component. The high acidity and fresh flavors pair well with a wide range of seafood and vegetarian dishes. The flavor intensity can stand up to some chilli and the herb notes in the wine compliment Thai ingredients such as basil or lemongrass.
Very attractive peach and passion-fruit notes with fresh lime, too. The palate has a smooth, fleshy feel with succulent passion-fruit and lime flavors. Good depth and concentration, too.
- James Suckling, 92 pts.
Vibrant, with fresh pomelo, ginger and lemon zest flavors that reverberate at the core. Details of lemon verbena, celery leaf and saline linger on the long, expressive and mouthwatering finish. Smart Buy
- Wine Spectator, 92 pts.
There's an impressive sense of balance and substance on the midpalate of this wine, which offers classic Sauvignon flavors of gooseberry, passion fruit, pineapple and grapefruit, but the aromatic flamboyance is reined in; this is mid-volume, not boom-box Sauvignon. The fine, balanced acidity and dry finish make this a great “session” Sauvignon – i.e., you can have a third glass. Drinking window: 2020 - 2024.
- Vinous, 90 pts.
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