Name of the wine: Sanctuary
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Quality Status: none
Vintage: 2003
Producer: Sanctuary Wine Co.
Supplier: Sainsbury's
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Price: £6.99
Tasting date: 10 July '04

APPEARANCE (clarity, intensity, colour)

Clear, pale, lemon

NOSE (condition, intensity, fruit character)

Clean, pronounced bouquet, fruity appley hints of melon and peach

PALATE (sweetness, acidity, tannin, body, fruit charachter, length)

Off dry, crisp acidity, no tannins, medium body with slight velvety feel, pronunced juicy fruits apple and peach (mangoes? pears?), medium to long clean finish


Not a complex wine, but strong fruits with a nicely balanced acidity. Enough body to be drunk with light meals, very drinkable on its own with a nice refreshing finish. Fairly priced for a well rounded white wine.