Sensational NZ Sauvignon Blanc
This quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is right on point with its tropical fruitiness – think guava, melon, lemon and lime, herbal whiffs and talc-like mineral sweetness. It’s pure, racy and packed with juiciness. If you’re after a young, fresh, zesty Sauvignon Blanc with squeaky acidity, you’ve come to the right place. The Dog Point boys have delivered yet again. Matches shell fish (particularly mussels and oysters), white meats and soft cheeses to a tee.
Gorgeous and smooth to taste, it’s a brilliant Sauvignon Blanc that will definately have you coming back to your glass for more.
Food match: pre-dinner drinks, seafood, chicken and red meat.
Where to take it: casual drink with friends, dinner party, when you are looking for a unique wine that will impress
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Marlborough NZ
JAMES HALLIDAYA relatively new name on the Marlborough scene, but don’t let that fool you – Dog Point’s owners have years of experience in the region (with Cloudy Bay) and this label is much sought after. A refined and elegant Marlborough sauvignon, beautifully textured and with smooth tropical and cream layers. Drink by 2023.
Halliday Wine Companion Magazine, Feb/Mar 2019
JANCIS ROBINSON MWVery racy, alluring, complex nose with some reductive struck-match character. Rather splits the difference between Marlborough and Sancerre. Creamy undertow with exciting top notes. Extraordinary tension on the palate. Dry but not drying finish. Long. Very accomplished and intense. 17/20.
jancisrobinson.com, 11 January, 2019
BOB CAMPBELL MWIntense, ripe sauvignon blanc with tree fruit, nectarine, red capsicum and guava flavours. A rich, gently tangy and deliciously accessible wine that stood out from the crowd in a tasting of 2018 wines.
The Real Review, December 2018
BOB CAMPBELL MWOne of my top wines from a rain-affected vintage that smiled on low-cropping vineyards, which ripened earlier than their more commercial cousins. A wine of exquisite purity and appealing intensity.
The Real Review, 20 November 2018
MICHAEL COOPERHand-harvested at several sites in the Wairau Valley, this wine is lees-aged in tanks and handled without oak. Tightly structured, it is mouthfilling (13% alc/vol), sweet-fruited and very youthful, with strong, vibrant, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity that builds to a long, dry finish. Certified organic.
The Listener, 09 November 2018