Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
90/100 Bob Campbell
4/5 stars, Raymond Chan
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015
International Wine Challenge, 2015: Bronze
Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2014: Pure Silver
New Zealand International Wine Show 2014 - Gold medal
Marlborough Wine Show 2014 - Silver Medal
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 - GOLD MEDAL
International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014 - Silver medal
Air New Zealand - International Business Class 2015.
Selected by Air New Zealand for the inflight international business class pouring program.
These wines are made to cellar as the grapes were gently pressed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks with a percentage going into older French oak barriques, with yeast selected specifically to enhance the wines natural aromatic characters.
Ottawa Life Magazine "Vibrant gooseberry and grassy aromas. Light on its feet but clean, almost shimmers in the glass with fresh tastes of lemon, lime and some tropical fruit on the palate. There's a little green apple creating great acidity and something vegetal on the finish that reminded me of green peppers. Made me think that it would be a nice white wine with a salad nicoise or sushi, a great lunch wine or as a refreshing glass of wine on its own"
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - Four Stars "Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is fresh and tightly bound with penetrating aromas of lively pungent passionfruit, lifted herbs and bright floral detail. Dry to taste and medium bodied, tight and piercing fruit flavours of gooseberries, florals and herbs form a very finely textured, vibrant and energetic line. The mouthfeel has fresh acid cut and reveals some passionfruit and minerally detail. This is an elegant, tightly bound lively Sauvignon Blanc with floral and gooseberry flavours."
Founded by Ross and Barbara Lawson in 1982, this estate is firmly part of the Marlborough establishment, home to New Zealand’s most famous Sauvignon Blancs.