Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2018
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.
|Region||New Zealand, Marlborough|
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.
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.
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.