If I Could Buy Only One – Aug 5th, 2017 VINTAGES Release

As part of our VINTAGES recap, we asked our critics: “If you could buy only one wine from this release – which one would it be and why?”

Our picks from the Aug 5th VINTAGES release:

David Lawrason: Barrel aged sauvignon – especially when done well – is one of my favourite white wines, going back many years to when I experienced some great white Bordeaux. But it is not a style that is done very well very often. Perhaps because it is more difficult – than with chardonnay – to get the oak flavours to fit within the nervy, high acid sauvignon flavour profile. But every once in a while along comes a great example. …


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