Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2017 (750ml)Winemaker Notes
Pale yellow-green, with star bright clarity, this Sauvignon Blanc offers fragrant aromas of gooseberry, blackcurrant leaf, boxwood, greengage plums, and a hint of tropical fruit. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, with vibrant acidity supporting bright, fragrant fruit flavors that linger on a long, clean finish.
Perfect accompaniment to summer salads, poultry and shellfish (such as Marlborough's famous green-lipped mussels). Also try it with lobster and white fish. Serve lightly chilled.
Vintage 2016 - 92 Points - Tasting Panel
Bright grapefruit nose; juicy and crisp with clean, tangy, fresh style; a classic Kiwi Sauvignon—lively, racy and balanced; clean and exact.
Vintage 2016 - 91 Points - Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
Aromatic like a fresh sea breeze, the lively 2016 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc shows tart citrus peel, dried herbs, and brisk minerality in its aromas and on its palate. Pair this wine with raw oysters on the half shell with a squeeze of lemon. (Tasted: October 9, 2017, San Francisco, CA)