Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007
"The experienced Clive Jones at Nautilus delivers again with a typically complex expression, the only 07 in our TOP TEN. Flinty, biscuity notes harmonise with the bright, clean, central theme."
Panel of Judges, Cuisine Magazine (Aus), February 2009
"A 2007 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the Nautilus estate in Marlborough. Justifiably described by the winemaker as 'a serious Sauvignon Blanc versus Sauvignon Nouveau'. Almost colourless; a gushing, fragrant, pronounced varietal (cat's pee) aroma, with mouth watering, gooseberry-like acidity; dryish, fresh, herbaceous, more alcohol than expected, 13.5%, but stylish, with good length and tart finish. Certainly above average, and excellent with Welsh Rarebit on white toast topped with a poached egg."
Michael Broadbent, Decanter (UK), January 2009
"I tasted this wine when it was first released and liked it very much. After tasting it for a second time four months later, I liked it even more. My score rose from high silver to gold. This is a refined, elegant and subtle wine that suggests the winemaker has focused on producing a food-friendly wine with moderate aging potential rather than making a precocious drop to wow show judges. It has powerful yet subtle capsicum, tomato leaf and flavours. Soft textured and perfectly balanced with a pleasantly dry finish."
Bob Campbell, Gourmet Traveller WINE (Aus & NZ), Oct/Nov 2008