Lively, bright, and crisp are three common adjectives used to describe the Clos Henri Otira Sauvignon Blanc 2022, which epitomizes the natural expression of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Classic aromas of passion fruit, guava, pineapple, and pink grapefruit which are underscored by a fresh herbal element. Lush layers of sweet melon, tropical and yellow stone fruit flavors are complemented by an attractive minerality. 96 Points from James Suckling and 95 Points from The Wine Advocate, we don't know of another sub-$25 wine with these huge ratings. Named after the Otiran Glaciation period that formed their Glacial River Stones terroir, Clos Henri's Otira expresses a crisp minerality not unlike the glacier itself. Coupled with a sophisticated finesse that takes you on a journey of the senses, it's a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc like no other.
"This is real Sauvignon Blanc with sliced lemons, dried mango and hints of white pineapple with some stone. It’s full and layered with a density and presence on the palate. Long and flavorful. Phenols hold it together. One of the best NZ sauvignons out there. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 96 Points
"The 2022 Otira Glacial Stones Sauvignon Blanc leads with a nose rich in minerals and geology; it is inescapable. River stones, wet limestone and beach sand are found alongside green apple skins, yuzu, saltbush, preserved citrus and brine. This wine is sensational, truly. It is layered, both in terms of flavor and texture, long, satisfying and svelte. Ripping wine. I highly recommend this wine of pure class." The Wine Advocate, 95 Points