Greystone Waipara Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Greystone Waipara Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $22 ★★★★½ This is one seriously tropical, juicy, succulent sauvignon blanc from the nor-wester buffetted, limestone-laden slopes of North Canterbury.  Deeply textural, powdery and mineral-edged, there’s a wildly tasty wave of nectarine, preserved lemon and crushed green herbs in every mouthful too.  Winemaker Dom Maxwell is an evil genius and […]

Ka Tahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Ka Tahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $15 ★★★ Wow!  Super-fruity and loaded with lemon, peach, passionfruit and lime, this is a snappy sauvignon that will really please the crowds.  It’s not an intellectual wine by any stretch, it’s just a Make sure you serve it chilled down to enhance the tangy texture.  For stockists near […]

Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $15 ★★★★ A perfectly friendly, fruity, passionfruit-packed sauvignon boasting layers of lemon, lime, white stonefruit and all manner of tangy, tropical tastiness. Classic Marlborough sauvignon here, and a great little wine that often comes down a few more dollars on special. www.winebox.co.nz

Bellbird Spring ‘Block Eight’ Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Bellbird Spring ‘Block Eight’ Sauvignon Blanc 2013 $30 ★★★★★ This is a beautifully aromatic, organic sauvignon grown on Waipara’s ‘Glasnevin Gravels’.  Made by Guy Porter, it shows soft, finely tuned oak influence, elderflower, white peach and lemony characters.  It’s a stunning exercise in restraint with all the flavours and textures working in harmony, finishing with complex […]

Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon 2014

Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon 2014 $30 ★★★★½  I love the fragrance of passionfruit curd, lemon blossom and hints of herbaceousness in this wine. Crafted from prime Hawke’s Bay sauvignon blanc, blended with a splash of semillon and sauvignon gris, it’s an out-there kind of style that’s less of a ‘sauvignon’ and more a […]

Fox Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Fox Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $18 ★★★½ This is a sweet, sweaty sauvignon crafted by 40-year winemaking veteran John Belsham and his team at Foxes Island Wines, and for the price it’s a darn good drink.  Classic passionfruit and basil and even a splash of elderflower followed by a lick of lemongrass  and lime.  Nicely […]

Clos Marguerite Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Clos Marguerite Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $27 ★★★★½ For me, sauvignon blanc’s like this absolutely scream their sense of place.  From a mile away you can tell it’s from the Awatere Valley because of the gorgeous elderflower, lemon blossom, peach and lime perfume typical of the region that just romp from the glass.  Delicate herbaceousnesss, […]

Hãhã Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Hãhã Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $15.99 ★★★½ I’ve been trying to recall if there’s ever been a vintage of this wine that I’ve tasted and been less than wowed by.  And there isn’t one.  This shiny new example has intense lime, feijoa, gooseberry and classic passionfruit flavours abound.  It’s juicy, generous and represents really good […]

Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $19 ★★★★½ Prepare yourself for a smash up of snappy, crunchy capsicum, crushed basil, lemon sorbet and all manner of tropical tangy-ness.  This is a seriously good sauvignon that’s clean, precise and pure and ticks all those boxes for stylish summer sipping.  Don’t serve it too cold though, otherwise all those […]

Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $19 ★★★★½ You won’t be disappointed with this crunchy, clean, passionfruit-packed sauvignon, in fact the minute you try it you’ll probably want to race down to the supermarket to grab a second bottle.  Signature grassy notes, capsicum zingy juicy white nectarine, white pepper complexity and juicy length of flavour, make this […]

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