Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Wine Review
Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Marlborough, New Zealand
Community Reviews: 23
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Absolutely fantastic, especially for the price! Crisp and clean with lime and herbal brightness. Mouth-watering for spinach quiche or fresh shellfish. Superb value.
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This Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was reviewed on June 5, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Tania Thomas - CSW, WSET ADV rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
Refreshing and light, this premium New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a true crowd-pleaser. Vinified with bunches of small berries with more skin-juice ratio, grown in Marlborough’s Awatere and Wairau vineyards. Bursting with aromas and flavours of citrus and tropical notes of ripe pineapple. Pronounced minerality, closes in a clean, lingering finish. Fantastic paired with albacore tuna and shellfish.
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
A crisp, extra dry SB with aromas of fresh pineapple, passionfruit, melon, a touch of citrus and herbal and grassy touches, along with interesting flinty notes. The exuberant palate shows more tropical fruit and bright juicy natural acidity that jumps out of the glass. Mouthwatering with a long tropical fruit finish. This worked beautifully with the Tuna Tartare and would also complement oysters. Excellent value here for a top-notch New Zealand Sauv Blanc.
|Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
An exceptional New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is a great value for the price. It has lots of lemon, gooseberry, minerality, pineapple and fresh green grass on the nose. It is
medium bodied with lemon & minerality flavours with a long finish & well balanced acidity. A great summer wine that will pair well with soft cream cheeses, green salads and seafood.
|Cherie Cole rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
2014 was considered a great vintage year in New Zealand. This is certainly expressed in the Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc with tropical aromas of pineapple, honedew melon, pink grapefruit and notes of minerality and cut grass. The vibrant, tropical fruit is translated to the palate with a mouth-watering acidity. This wine paired beautifully with albacore tuna and would pair equally as well with oysers.
|Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Typical Marlborough sauv blanc. Canned peas, citrus, fresh cut grass, and a hint of stone fruit. High acidity makes this wine super refreshing, with lemon, grassiness, pineapple, loads of minerality, green apple and again that hint of stone fruit. Quite nice!
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A complex Sauvignon Blanc with a good helping of fruit and vegetal aspects, including cut grass, pineapple, white grapefruit, melon, green beans, gooseberry. If you like New Zealand SBs but find them a little *too* green, this is a great wine for you. The taste has lots of green melon and pineapple the high acidity makes it very refreshing. This will pair well with many foods, including tuna tartar and Weiner Schnitzel.
|Donna Hargrove rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Bold on the nose. Tastes of red pepper. Initially the taste wasn't to my liking, but it grows on you. Would be delicious with seafood and lighter fishes.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
First impression - classic NZ Sauvignon Bl. - grassy, herbaceous, lime and mineral, BUT not as overpowering as others I have tasted. The gooseberry cat pee is more (thankfully) subdued and on the palate a nice melon flavour comes through. Wickedly high acidity, light bodied, short finish. Great pair with oysters!
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Sweet stone fruit, passion fruit, lemon-lime, and fresh cut grass on the nose. Palate is super refreshing with great acidity, tangy exotic fruit, and fresh herbal layers, that make this ideal with rich and spicy dishes. Enjoy with Green Curry with coconut, shrimp, and Thai basil! Fantastic value! Tasted August 2015. 90 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Pale yellow, with intense gooseberry, citrus, tropical pineapple/passionfruit, grassy aromas. Great acidity, concentration, gooseberry, citrus, herbaceous, med body, long citrus finish. Tasted Aug 2015 at Nobilo winemaker lunch
|Mymi Thesingingsommelier - Sommelier, FWS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
In 1936, Nikola and Zuva Nobilo moved to New Zealand from Croatia to escape the impending war. They left everything behind except a few important things, one of them was a 300 year old winemaking tradition.
They faced many hurdles trying to put these years of experience to work, mainly because there was no wine culture in New Zealand at the time, add to that was the lack of equipment needed to set up a vineyard. Undeterred, Nikola persevered, built his own tools and in 1943, the couple planted some of the first commercial vines in Huapai, west of Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island.
By the 1970s, Nikola had established himself as a successful winemaker who also helped transform New Zealand’s wine industry by shifting from hybrid grapes to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
To this day, Nobilo continues to craft delicious wines of distinct regional character from their many vineyards in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
The grapes for this wine hail from Nobilo’s Awatere and Wairau vineyards in Marlborough. Both vineyards were harvested at night to preserve maximum fruit freshness and vinified separately to remain true to their signature style.
In the glass, it is a pale silvery yellow.
On the nose, it is herbaceous with vibrant notes of pineapple, lime zest and guava.
On the palate, it is supple and crisp. “Juicy” acidity (as described by David Edmonds, Nobilo’s winemaker) is the perfect complement to the fine hints of minerality, lime and pink grapefruit flavors.
Perfect to sip on during a warm lazy summer evening!
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Tropical fruit - pineapple, melon - wafts out of the glass, followed by grassy/herbaceous/tomato leaf aromas. Soft, yet has just the right amount of acidity on the palate. Reward yourself with a glass or two after mowing the lawn!
|David Skinner rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Light straw colour. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit and herbaceous notes followed by more tropical fruit on the palate and supportive flavours of citrus. The finish was driven by a mouth-watering acidity well suited to the varietal and region and lingering minerality that creates a nicely balanced example of a great value Sauvignon Blanc. Drink this with ceviche or lemon chicken.
|Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Nobilo screams New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: grassy, guava, gooseberry, with a lime zest underlay, powerfully pungent! A high acidity and medium body characterize this pale yellow, lively wine. The guava character replays on the palate as well as lemon zest. It has a long finish cleansing finish. Very refreshing! I would pair with grilled swordfish steak and dandelion greens.
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Light, fresh, and crisp, deep aromas of pineapple, melon and lemon zest, with a hint of cut grass. Mouthwatering acidity, tart, with a big flavour of lemon and citrus on the palate. Medium finish. The perfect accompaniment to shellfish or raw or seared tuna.
|Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Instantly recognisable, with a blast of smashed gooseberry and white grapefruit on the nose, simple and terrifically dry with a clean finish. good for the price, great with all kinds of goat cheeses.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Gooseberry and fresh cut grass on the nose and palate with some lemon on the taste. Very soft with a short finish.
3 Members would buy this wine again
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