Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2023
|Region||New Zealand, Marlborough|
Pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration of tropical and gooseberry flavours with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.
A perfumed white with lots of gooseberry, fresh fennel and passion-fruit flavors, as well as some sage and mint undertones. Light-bodied and tangy with crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.-JS
Delivers pear, citrus and lemon curd flavors that are generous and balanced, with touches of matcha and lime zest on a light, refreshing frame. Drink now. 456,700 cases imported. — MW
Bright and fruity, this wine offers notes of passion fruit, citrus, white spice, ginger and grass. There seems to be a touch of residual sugar on the palate to balance the acidity and add texture to the fruit. Crisp, refreshing and citrusy, this checks all of the Marlborough SB boxes.
I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of Oyster Bay's 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. In a year when so many bargain-priced brands seem to suffer from lack of intensity, it offers bold notes of passion fruit and a touch of guava. It's light to medium-bodied, and I suspect there's a touch of sweetness, as it finishes a bit soft, but overall, it's a commendable effort.