The colour is pale straw. The bouquet has gooseberry, passionfruit, white and blackcurrant aromas. The palate is crisp and textural with good weight. There is good fruit sweetness and a rich varietal impact. This intense fruit on the mid palate leads to a dry, clean finish. This is a focused style with plenty of character and complexity.
This wine compares positively with other highly regarded, and much more expensive, New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and will always be well received by the recipient.