Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2018

SKU 12360

750ml Bottle

The Mohua range of wines are made by Peregrine Winery in Central Otago, New Zealand. Since its first wine release in 1998, Peregrine Winery has established itself as one of New Zealand's quality-driven producers of handcrafted wines, reflecting and personifying the pristine environment in which these wines are nurtured. The winery has in subsequent vintages been awarded numerous international and domestic trophies, gold medals and accolades for all of the varieties that are crafted at the winery.

The 'Mohua' wines are named in honor of a rare bird in New Zealand, now found only in some of the most remote parts of the South Islands pristine rainforests. The graphics of the Mohua label reflect this stunning bird, flying through the upper canopies of its tree habitat. The wines for the Mohua range are carefully selected from two of New Zealand ’s most famous grape growing regions, Marlborough and Central Otago, both of these being in the South Island. The style of Mohua Sauvignon Blanc is clean and classy. Look for ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavors with hints of classic gooseberry notes and passion fruit preserve on the finish. This is a thoughtfully produced wine that invites a second glass. It is one of our favorite New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs due to its balance and purity.
Category White Wine
Region New Zealand, Marlborough
Brand Mohua
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
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Wine SpectatorLime sherbet, grapefruit and passionfruit flavors are succulent and juicy, with details of lemon verbena that reverberate on the finish. Drink now. 55,000 cases made, 55,000 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, June 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from Marlborough. It's a classically scented, tropical expression, with passion fruit and gooseberry notes, hints of pineapple and a minimum of pungent, herbal notes. Drink it over the next year or two.

Joe Czerwinski, July 2019
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Wine EnthusiastThis Sauvignon is a little reductive and oniony at first but it's also highly perfumed and floral, with lime leaf and blossoms alongside peach and lychee fruit. The palate, however, doesn't hold together as well; 2018 made for an even trickier vintage than 2017, thanks mainly to the presence of two ex-tropical cyclones right at harvest. It's slightly spritzy with bracing acidity and fruit that veers on the sour side, feeling a little overworked and underripe.

Christina Pickard, September 2019