5 Stars - Michael Cooper Listener Magazine March 2021 (2019 vintage)
"Delicious now, this is a classic example of the weighty, ripely flavoured Hawke’s Bay regional style. Fully barrel-fermented, it is fragrant and mouthfi lling, with concentrated tropical-fruit flavours, gently enriched with oak, impressive complexity and a dry, well-rounded finish."

94 Points - Cameron Douglas MS camdouglasmas.com February 2021 (2019 vintage)
A captivating bouquet with its distinctive barrel ferment attact, fruits aromas of grapefruit, apples, pears and peach. Lees adds a complexity and harmony as well as complexity. Crisp, refreshing and dry. There's a mix of dried herb and spice as well as fresh herb. Lovely textures with a fine lees and fruit tannin layers. Delicious, fresh and lengthy. Best drinking from today and thorugh 2025+.

Listed on Fine Wines Of New Zealand list 2019 (2019 vintage)

Winery description;

The 2020 is a remarkable Cape Crest; palest lemon and brilliant in the glass. Luscious citrus and succulent stone fruit slide effortlessly towards a precise and lingering finish of gooseberry, lime and sea salt. Among all the ripe and pure fruit on the palate floats crunchy acidity and complexing grace-notes of dill, coriander, beeswax and woodsmoke. Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is a signature example, with drive, moreish appeal and elegance to spare.

The separate parcels were each destemmed and lightly crushed, then cooled before a brief period of skin contact. Following pressing and cold-settling, they were run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation. The resulting wines were aged on lees, with regular stirring, for a further 11 months before bottling in February 2021. Cape Crest ’20 is a blend of 85% sauvignon blanc, 9% semillon and 6% sauvignon gris.

Like most Sauvignon this can be enjoyed young and fresh and best served chilled. But don’t be shy to throw a couple of bottles in the cellar, it should evolve nicely between 3-5 years from vintage.

A delicious European styled Sauvignon Blanc, stunning!






New Zealand


Hawkes Bay


Sauvignon Blanc


Crisp, dry, whites.


Phil Brodie





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Food Match:

Salad, Seafood, Chicken

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