Reviews

2016 Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc

90 points: Roasted herb and saline notes add some complexity to the lush pear, peach and citrus flavors. Shows terrific intensity on the finish, where a hint of matcha green tea comes in.” —Wine Spectator

91 points and a gold medal —San Francisco International Wine Competition

4 stars and ‘Best Value Buy’—Winestate Magazine

4 stars—Wine and Spirit Insider

Delicately grassy sauvignon blanc with appealing purity. Fresh, simple wine, with a suggestion of green capsicum and gooseberry.”—Bob Campbell

2014 Ten Sisters Pinot Noir

90 points … Stylish and very fragrant, with whiffs of white pepper, rose and talcum powder that are precise and intense against a crisp, juicy core of cherry and cranberry flavors. Persistent on the finish.” —Wine Spectator

Mouthfilling, with raspberry, strawberry and spice flavours, showing some savoury complexity.” —Michael Cooper

Flavorful fruit-forward Pinot Noir with layers of plum, cherry and strawberry flavors. Well crafted, with just a touch of oak; it was aged in French oak barrels for 11 months. This Pinot Noir is not just about fruit, there are savory, herbal notes on palate with a moderate finish. A wine to enjoy now while it is young and fresh.” —Jeannie Cho Lee, Master of Wine

Attractively scented pinot noir with floral, violet, red cherry and fresh herb flavours. A delicate, supple wine in an easy-drinking style.” —Bob Campbell, MW

It is nicely fruited on the nose showing dark berry, game, cedar and spice characters. The palate is friendly and juicy, and offers appealing fruit flavours together with subtle savoury notes. At its best: now to 2017.” —Wine Orbit

2015 Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc

Tangy, with good intensity to the melon and citrus flavors, this carries hints of fresh green herb and a crisp, spicy finish.” —Wine Spectator

It is nicely lifted on the nose displaying grapefruit, lemon peel, nectarine and herbaceous characters. The palate is lively and juicy, and shows appealing fruit flavours backed by crisp acidity. The wine shows generous flavours and finishes lingering and fruity. At its best: now to 2017.” —Wine Orbit

89 points and 3 1/2 stars: Light, bright, fresh sauvignon blanc with gooseberry, elderflower, capsicum and lime blossom flavours… Refreshing acidity.” —Bob Campbell, MW

Previous Reviews

“Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc is 10 times better than any Sauvignon Blanc I’ve tasted in its price point … I wouldn’t be surprised if you started hearing about Ten Sisters in the same breath as well-known, established labels such as Kim Crawford and Cloudy Bay … This is a very polished and refined wine with a long finish – everything is in balance.” — Lot18

“This may be one of the best value New Zealand Pinot Noirs I’ve ever tasted … One of those reds you could spend all day smelling, never mind sipping … Lots of ripe, red berry aromas leap from the glass, with just a touch of vanilla that’s kept in check.” — Lot18

“The extra time in the bottle has given this delightful single-vineyard sauvignon blanc time to flesh out and strut its stuff. That grassy character of New Zealand sauv is present but not aggressive,and the texture is downright silky.” — The Washington Post

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“Poured in top DC restaurants” — DC magazine

“Without question belongs in the top tier of New Zealand sauvignon blancs. Could easily command a $30 price.” — Crush Winehouse

“Classic aromas, clean and inviting … Ideal as a glass to enjoy on its own or with subtle flavoured dishes.” — Celebrate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

“This is our Number One Selling Sauvignon Blanc 4 years running! This single vineyard (that’s right single vineyard!) Sauvignon Blanc is much better than any Sauvignon Blanc I’ve tasted in its price point.” — Wine Cabinet

“Pairs wonderfully with a wide range of holiday dishes and is perfect to serve with appetizers at parties – A bargain” — Examiner.com