The Oke continues to dominate the awards circuit, this time taking out a Gold medal in the highly respected Sommelier Wine Awards in the UK.
There were just nine Gold medals awarded in the competition, and our stunning te Pā Oke was the only oaked Sauvignon Blanc in that group of Gold medal winners.
Here's the SWA judges comments on the Oke:
Judges appreciated this Sauvignon Blanc’s unique style enough to award it a Gold medal, with team leader Sam Caporn MW calling it ‘interesting, with lots of oak and viscosity’ and finding it ‘layered and complex, with spice and ripe fruit’, while fellow team leader Annette Scarfe MW noted its ‘ripe lemon and grapefruit flavours, underpinned by savoury lees notes’. ‘Lots of minerality on the nose, with some smokiness, leading to a clean, fruity palate,’ described an impressed freelance sommelier Julio Iglesias, who added: ‘Superb.’
You can check out the full results and commentary over on the SWA website.