Passage Rock 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Waiheke Island 12.7%
Quite a complex bouquet with a hard stone mineral quality and a light lees note followed by a perfumed bowl of fruit - baked lemon, peach and sweet gooseberry, golden kiwifruit and citrus zest (so - yes complex).
On the palate - dry, youthfully firm with medium++ acidity accentuating the lively fruit flavors that reflect the nose. The finish is quite long with a savory, mineral finish; balanced and drinking really well now, but will also suit cellaring through 2015.
Passage Rock 2014 Rose Waiheke Island 12.5%
Strawberry pink hues, star bright and translucent
Peaches and cold peach tea, strawberry jelly and white rose aromas are all you need to entice a taste - obvious, but not bold, fresh and lively.
On the palate - fruity and juicy with an impression of a little residual sugar, but not enough to say sweet; lots of peach and light red fruit flavors; medium+ acidity; juicy, fresh and very tasty.
A very drinkable example - well suited to pre-dinner snacks and lightly spiced entrees. Drink now - why wait!