Winemaker Notes Crisp and refreshing, Whitehaven captures bright notes of grapefruit and lemongrass in this superbly structured and balanced Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Smooth and zesty on the palate, Whitehaven features Sauvignon Blanc’s classic characteristics of fresh-snipped greens, white peach and pear blends with hints of tropical fruit. Each glass boasts along, clean finish.
Critical Acclaim Vintage 2018 - 92 Points - Decanter Varietal and suitably fruity with grapefruit, apple, flower and mineral nose. Nice concentration of flavors on the palate and a fine texture.
Vintage 2018 - 90 Points - Wilfred Wong of Wine.com COMMENTARY: While I have enjoyed my fair share of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs for more than a decade or so, I continue to be pleased by how consistent the wines perform from vintage to vintage. The 2018 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc is a rock-solid wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows superb ripe citrus peel, lots of grapefruit accents and excellent textures on the palate. Pair it with grilled oysters accented with smoked bacon. (Tasted: March 8, 2019, San Francisco, CA)