Grava Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $27.50

Alistair Gardner and Karla Falloon have crafted a classic, old school-styled sauvignon here from their deep, gravelly vineyard located in the rain shadow of the Rimutaka Range. I love the hints of sweetpea, fresh asparagus, elderflower, passionfruit, lime and preserved lemon on the nose and palate. It’s whole-bunch pressed instead of being traditional crushed, to […]

Soho Stella Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $25.00

Super zingy herbaceous and nettle-like notes pierce the nose and the mouth bursts with ripe passionfruit, lime and lingering, gum-tingling acidity. It’s a real ‘Ooh Aah’ style of sauvignon that’ll perk up even the most jaded palate. Made by Dave Clouston from vineyards in the upper Wairau Valley, it’s a crunchy, crisp style that roars […]

Misty Cove Waitaria Marlborough Organic Barrel White Wine 2016 $39.99 (5 stars)

This is one extremely gorgeous blended white that’ll induce wow’s around the table I’m sure. Winemaker Andrew Bailey has co-fermented organically-grown sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and chardonnay grown in his Waitaria Bay vineyard in Kenepuru Sound and matured it in new and matured French oak for 12 months. The result? A wine bursting with tropical […]

Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $22.95

Woah! Here’s a total lime overload and I love it! Central Otago has its own signature when it comes to sauvignon blanc and that’s proudly showing off intense citrus, gooseberry, green apple and passionfruit in a squint-factor-fifty flavour sensation. Lean, clean and boasting hints of powdery florals on the finish – it’s a wine that’ll […]

Delta Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016 $22.95

With its sweet pea, lemon and passionfruit aromas, this snappy sauvignon follows up with a softly fruited, tang-fest on the tongue. Made by star wine consultant Matt Thomson and sourced from a single vineyard in the Dillons Point sub-region – this sauvignon has a whole lotta herbaceousness, classic red capsicum and jalapeno characters and serious […]

Leveret Estate Reserve Barrel Aged Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $29 (4 stars)

How is it that a sauvignon blanc can be fresh, frisky and citrusy, but also buxom and bodacious at the same time? When it’s the Leveret Reserve style, that’s how. Displaying all that juicy passionfruit, pineapple and lime loveliness we expect in Marlborough sauvignon, yet somehow morphing the herbaceousness into a soft, smoky spectrum of […]

Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $24.95

Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $24.95  I love the aromas of freshly steamed broad beans, sweet peas, passionfruit curd and lemon in this wine.  They’re followed by the same and more on the palate, including herbaceous, lemongrassy goodness from their Gibbston site on the finish.  Winemaker Lynn Horton has captured all the good […]

Colombo Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $24

Winemakers Baptist Sieber and Carolyn Irwin have created one of the tastiest darn sauvignon’s I’ve seen in AGES.  Sourced from their Te Muna Road and Martinborough Terrace vineyards, it’s round, ripe and bursting with peach, passionfruit and lemony lusciousness, it’s zingy, crunchy, fulsome and seriously sexy.  Martinborough sauvignon blanc has a reputation for terrific texture […]

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $19.99 (5 stars)

Bright, herbaceous and with honkingly good length of flavour, it’ll come as no surprise upon your first sip why this wine walked away with a gold medal at the 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Classic passionfruit, lemonade and lime curd characters’ jostle with jalapeno, blackcurrant leaf and peapod notes to create a glass of […]

Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $21 (4.5 stars)

I really love the elderflower, lemon pith and passionfruit aromas and its plethora of deeply punchy and pungent flavours. Hunter’s are an absolute aristocrat when it comes to creating darn delicious sauvignon blanc, because they’ve seen it all and been through everything nature could possibly throw at them, so they know how to ensure that […]

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