I first tasted a Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc last summer sitting in our back garden enjoying the sunshine during a mini heatwave and I must admit I thought it was one of the better Sovee Bee’s I had tried in a long time.
So when I came across their Pinot Noir I had no hesitation in buying a bottle on the strength of the Sovee hoping it wouldn’t disappoint but I shouldn’t have worried this was equally as good if not better, my only regret is I only bought one bottle but I will be back for more.
Before I tell you about the Pinot here is a quick reminder of how good the Sovee was …….
Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Not another Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, I hear you cry but I had to mention this as it was probably one of the better Sovee’s I tasted in a while. Bought from the Co op at around £11, so not particularly cheap but I’d pay this every time it was so good.
If you’re a fan of NZ Sovee’s and that taste profile then this ticks all the boxes it’s fresh, balanced, zingy, full of lemon, passionfruit, guava and limes, just a delight to drink.
My wife is a big Sovee fan especially NZ and very critical if it’s not up to scratch and she though it was pretty decent as well.
Just take a look here at what the ‘Decanter’ Sauvignon Blanc panel thought of the 2016 Nautilus rating it 93 Points Nautilus 2016
Nautilus Pinot Noir 2015
Sticking your nose in the glass there is a wonderful sweet earthy aroma, light and bright it is but it also has a serious complex side, this really is a quality Pinot. Very aromatic, full of blueberries, strawberries, cherry and baking spice but with a lovely smokiness about it.
A absolute delight to drink with or without food, we drank it with roast pork belly and it cut through the fattiness beautifully.
No hesitation in giving this another 9/10 Corks
If you’re interested in the Nautilus shell on the bottle read about it here… https://www.nautilusestate.com/our-story