Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews - "Lemon-green, an excellent colour. Bouquet is already dramatically varietal, at a careful point of ripeness bridging the gap between stone-fruited Hawke's Bay wine and capsicum-themed Marlborough. This has some sweet basil aromatics which are nearly floral, clear black passionfruit, and sautÃ©ed red capsicum fruit on bouquet. Palate is great, extending the bouquet considerably, attractive mouth feel, maybe a hint of brief lees work or a fraction of barrel-ferment, gentler acid than so many Marlborough wines, 'sauvignon-dry', thoroughly pleasant wine. This 2011 Woodthorpe seems to reflect a dramatic change of approach, more than likely a significantly reduced crop, and much more attention to ripeness parameters. On the expensive side for s/s sauvignon, but worth trying. Cellar 3 â 8 years. GK 08/11"