Wine with Bob Campbell: Old Coach Road 2020 Sauvignon Blanc

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Newstalk ZB / AP,
Publish Date
Sat, 3 Oct 2020, 12:21PM
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Wine with Bob Campbell: Old Coach Road 2020 Sauvignon Blanc

Author
Newstalk ZB / AP,
Publish Date
Sat, 3 Oct 2020, 12:21PM

Wine: Old Coach Road 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson $14

Why I chose it:

  • 2020 is a great vintage
  • Made by Seifried Estate who produce top SB
  • Gold medal winner in NZIWA (I was Chief Judge)
  • On sale at the winery for $14
  • Perfect for balmy Spring weather

What does it taste like?

  • Delicate and ethereal with passion fruit, green capsicum and lemon grass supported by mouth-watering acidity. Very refreshing.

Why it’s a bargain:

  • Gold medal wines with a price tag below $15 are as rare as a Kakapo in Queen Street. It’s one of those wines that I will regret not buying a case. Offers great summer drinking.

Where you can buy it?

  • Seifried Estate Winery in Nelson are selling it for $14 plus delivery. It’s only just being released so shop around and you might get it even cheaper than that. My local New World lists it at $13.99. If you can’t find the 2020 vintage, don’t worry, the 2019 is almost as good.

Food match?

  • Fresh seafood and crunchy summer salads served with a squeeze of lime or lemon.

Will it keep?

  • It is unlikely to get better in the bottle but it will certainly continue to put a smile on your face for the next year or two.
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