2018 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94

Year: 2018
Appellation: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Wine Spectator: 94
James Suckling: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"Fragrant, intense and succulent, with distinctive honeysuckle, chamomile, spicy marmalade and ripe peach flavors on a fleshy frame, showing a touch of lanolin. Notes of mango, mineral and candied ginger emerge on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made, 100 cases imported. -MW" (WS)

"The complex style is nicely dialed-in here, offering a fresh array of grilled lemon and peach with some gently nutty aromas, as well as a lime-curd edge. Really fresh. The palate has fleshy and smooth texture with praline-like flavors sitting in a fresh citrus and peach core. Drink now. Screw cap." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes:
Pale straw in colour. Pure focused fruit aromas of ripe citrus, white peach, a pleasant fragrance of white blossom. An underlying yeast influence is attained from a naturally occurring fermentation in old oak barrels for a period of 18 months. A complex full bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality and fresh herbal influence, complimented by a slightly funky reductive edge.

Food Match:
Fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, especially aromatic white cheeses.

Three to five years.