Pegasus Bay Waipara Sauvignon Semillon 2014 $31 ★★★★

I love the aromas of freshly baled hay, lemongrass, dried basil, grilled peach, watercress and scorched toast.  It’s one of my favourite blended whites and its’ a wine that’ll totally change your whole perception of sauvignon blanc.  It’s a highly complex wine, rich and herbaceous, wth a vein of tangy acidity and honeyed citrus running […]

Pegasus Bay Waipara Sauvignon Semillon 2015 $31 (4.5 stars)

This rare-for-here blend is now a North Canterbury icon, and it’s definitely one of those try-before-you-die styles.  Crafted by Mat Donaldson from vines now 30+ yrs old, both the sauvignon blanc and the semillon parcels were fermented with wild yeasts and 15% of the sauvignon went into brand new French oak, while the semillon stayed […]

Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2013

Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2013 $30 ★★★★★ The Donaldson family in Waipara, North Canterbury, have been crafting this quirky version of sauvignon since AGES ago, and it’s now got something resembling a cult following for its incredibly complex, toasty, tropical and herbaceous flavours.  A splash of semillon imparts a distinct ‘moist hay’ and roasted almond […]

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