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Nautilus Estate - Sauvignon Blanc 2018


  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Maker: Clive Jones
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (1 btls) Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 90 (2017) VS: 91 (2015) JR: 16.5 (2015) WS: 92 (2017) WE: 90 (2017) WF: 91 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

The Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc displays intense aromas of ripe passionfruit, elderflower, limes and fresh herbs. The palate introduces a delightful lime/citrus based mouth-watering intensity and finishes with a strong textural component. Delicious upon release, this wine will improve for 3-5 years post vintage.

Winery Information

Nautilus Estate

Marlborough's Nautilus Estate has long been a winedirect favourite - we think their wines are fabulous and quaff significant quantities of the Sauvignon, Chardonnay and especially the Pinot Noir. The wines seem to get better with each vintage and the latest set of releases are no exception. New to our portfolio are their top sparkling wine - the Cuvee Marlborough which is one of the most highly acclaimed in New Zealand - and the fresh, lively and varietally typical Gruner Veltliner which is.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2017)90 pts

Combining hints of passion fruit and gooseberry, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is a textbook example of what Marlborough can deliver but rarely does. A bit of cut grass adds green to the tropical-fruit mix without going overboard in this medium-bodied, silky-textured wine. It should drink well for a year or two.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)91 pts

Bright, pale yellow. Capsicum and gooseberry lift the aromas of lime, white peach and green tropical fruits. At once rich and tangy, with pepper, mineral and citrus zest notes energizing the middle palate. Lovely fruit ripeness with energy here, and deep for Sauvignon Blanc. Finishes smooth and long, with a bracing limey quality that's buffered by the wine's strong fruit and texture. Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. (2015)16.5 pts

Ripe green-fig and green-pea aroma. Moderate intensity on the mid palate and has unexpected persistence. More serious than some and probably more food-friendly. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2017)92 pts

Wine Spectator Top 100 2018 #32 - Rich and complex, with honeysuckle and freshly grated ginger notes up front, giving way to juicy and crisp Meyer lemon, yellow apple and Asian pear flavors. Hints of lime zest and dried mango linger. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2017)90 pts

The relatively cooler temps of the 2017 vintage are obvious on this Sauvignon Blanc, where aromas of green beans and jalapeño peppers mix with guava and grapefruit rind, followed closely by a solid whiff of salty sea air. The palate is equally saline, with a lovely satiny texture and lemony acidity. A wine for oysters if there ever was one.

Wine Front (2012)91 pts

Excellent intensity here. Smoke, thistles, tomato bush, passionfruit pulp and pips. Smokes through the finish. Flint, gunsmoke, some spritz. Kicks goals for complexity and intensity. A goodun’.

Vinification Notes

The fruit was machine harvested at night, or in the cool of the morning, gently crushed and processed then fermented with a variety of aromatic yeast strains - the sole aim being to reflect and preserve the flavours and aromas grown in the vineyard.