Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc 2023


New vintage but nothing new about the icon status of this label.

"This is a drier style of sauvignon blanc, acidity kept nicely in balance with the alcohol and the very little residual sugar that is there, so it’s all about how all these things come together to make a pleasurable whole. I craft my wines so that nothing stands out as one singular spike, instead revealing a lovely layering of flavours and aromas that people can keep finding as they spend time savouring the glass. Simon Waghorn — Winemaker

Powerful gooseberry, white currant, red capsicum, passionfruit and lime peel aromas.
Medium-bodied, with strong flavours of makrut lime, passionfruit, lemongrass and a refreshingly smooth, dry and persistent finish.

"A complete wine, vibrant and fresh, aromas and flavours of apples and tropical fruits, there are fine layers of fresh herbs and minerality interwoven. Juicy and salivating as the wine touches the palate, a mix of apple and citrus flavours then finer moments of tropical fruits. The fresh herbs turn to a more savoury side as the wine opens out in glass. White peach and apple then a mineral water quality completes the palate. Balanced and vibrant with a ready to drink quality. Best drinking from 2024 through 2028." Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, November 2023

Excellent Cameron Douglas MS