Summerhouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

August 31, 2018By Yvonne

Summerhouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $14.99 Gorgeous aromas of bruised basil, peach and passionfruit, intensely tropical on the nose and erupts with sweet, tangy citrus on the palate, generously proportioned and juicy to drink.  Lovely sauvignon and excellent value. www.summerhouse.co.nz www.winecentral.co.nz

Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $24.95

February 20, 2018By Yvonne

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 … Read More

Peregrine Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $27 ★★★½

April 6, 2017By Yvonne

Anyone thinking central otago was simply pinot noir country clearly hasn’t had the pleasure of sipping their sauvignon. Softer in style, with basil, peach and lemongrass characters that wash across the palate with the most subtle hit of white pepper and fresh passionfruit. Softly fruited and refreshing, this little gem from Gibbston will leave a … Read More

Crafter’s Union Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $21 ★★★★½

April 6, 2017By Yvonne

I love the fact that on the outside the packaging is so whimsical, so extravagant, so wild, yet when you slip the bottle out, the labelling on the bottle is a simple white and silver crest. But it’s what’s inside that bottle that counts, and if you’re craving a hit of nettles, lime, passionfruit, pinprick … Read More

Soho Stella Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $25 ★★★★★

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

Wow!  How’s this for a passionfruity punch in the face.  Lemongrass, basil, and lashings of lime just tornado themselves across the palate, leaving a zingy, perfectly prickly texture in their wake.  Winemaker Dave Clouston is an absolute guru when it comes to sourcing and saucing the best sauvignon blanc Marlborough has to offer – so … Read More

Allan Scott Generations Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 ★★★★

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

Softer and much creamier than most squint-inducing Marlborough sauvignon blancs, this wine has a hint of toast and watercress on the nose, marzipan and just a sneaky squeak of lemongrass, lime zest and dried herbs. It’s Marlborough sauvignon but with an edgy, slightly smoky side. Allan Scott’s son Josh heads the winemaking team and he’s … Read More

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $36 ★★★★½

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

This new vintage of what’s become an Antipodean icon, has all the hallmarks of becoming another stunner. I say ‘becoming’ because despite this wine already boasting punchy basil, sweet pea, passionfruit and crunchy-fresh citrus and floral characters – I personally really love drinking this wine in the height of summer, a few months on from … Read More

Greystone Waipara Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $22 (4.5stars)

April 4, 2017By Yvonne

100% of the sauvignon blanc juice was fermented in French oak before a smidge (10%) was put through a malolactic ferment to add a creamy, textural layer.  After maturation in barrel for another  months before being bottled back in December, you’d expect this sauvignon to be seriously toasty.  However it’s remarkably herbaceous, floral and fresh, … Read More

The Boneline Waipara Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $23 (4 stars)

April 3, 2017By Yvonne

The Tutton family are deeply connected to the Waipara River which runs through their property and has, over the years, offered up a smorgasbord of fossils. The Riverbone has a Megalodon tooth on the label, a tooth as big as owner Vic Tutton’s hand “It’s so lovely with perfect striations down each side of the … Read More

Seresin OSIP Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $24 (3.5 stars)

April 3, 2017By Yvonne

Named after an ‘extraordinary’ family relative of Seresin’s founder Michael Seresin, the OSIP wines are the result of a decade-long project to remove additions in the winery.  Winemaker Clive Dougall has used wild yeasts, and absolutely no sulphur or other non-naturals have been added.  Seresin have been producing certified organic and biodynamically grown wines since … Read More