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Waipara Springs - Sauvignon Blanc 2019


  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Waipara Valley
  • Wine Maker: Frank Manifold
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 86 (2007) WS: 89 (2008)

Wine tasting notes

Re 2008. The Waipara Springs Sauvignon Blanc is a true expression of Sauvignon Blanc - clean and focused backed up by crisp ripe acid and concentration. Pungent aromas of passionfruit, spearmint, and lime complement a rich palate with focused acidity and length.

Winery Information

Waipara Springs

Bruce and Jill Moore planted the vineyards at Waipara Springs back in 1982. Located just a 45 minute drive north of Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island, Waipara Springs can boast some of the region’s oldest vines which add a distinct depth and intensity to the wines they create. Wonderful varietal definition and cool climate expression.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2007)86 pts

Wine Advocate Issue #176. Apr 2008. Reviewer : Neal Martin. This is a decent, fruit-driven Sauvignon Blanc: less of the cat's pee and more of the apple-flavoured fruit. Just a faint hint of gooseberry on the green apple nose that lacks a little intensity. The palate has a little fatness to it, very good fruit, plump clean fruit with apple, citrus lemon, orange zest and a touch of spice. Viscous towards the finish. A well made Waipara Sauvignon Blanc for those who prefer their SB "tamed". Drink now.

Wine Spectator (2008)89 pts

Issue: Web Only - 2009. Bright and juicy, with dazzling grapefruit and pineapple flavors, finishing with polish. Drink now. 3,500 cases made. ?HS.

Vinification Notes

Three stainless steel tanks of clean juice were fermented in classic kiwi style, slow and cool (12 – 14oC), to retain purity of flavours & aromas.