Pegasus Bay Semillon Sauvignon 2010

Pegasus semillon sauvignonComplex little number from Waipara, South Island NZ. Close enough to Malborough to still be famous for Sauvignon, but fortunately far enough away to avoid that tragic cats’ pee nose so many cheap NZ Sauvvies have. Still a little herby, but in a gentle, farm-straw kind of way rather than a freshly mowed lawn. This is helped by the addition of some mild oak and some yeast lees that add richness, funk and sweet vanilla to the mix. Still, the wine has some lovely tropical notes, more towards the lemon and passionfruit spectrum. Good, possibly priced at the upper end of the spectrum for the quality however.

Drink now and over 1-2 years

100AED + tax (MMI stores)

14.5/20

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