Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2017

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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2017


A Sauvignon Blanc for people who don’t like Sauvignon Blanc? It’s wonderfully pared down, and stripped right back to a minimalist interpretation of the grape, devoid of the pungent cat’s pee aromas that dog (pardon the pun) so many of New Zealand’s Sauvignons. It’s glacially pure, with cool-as-a-cucumber fruit in a delicately balanced frame of mouthwatering acidity and tender sweetness. The colour is water white and the flavours are like a mountain stream infused with frosty apples, white peach, grapefruit, shiso leaf and gun flint, pitching it halfway between Marlborough and Sancerre (that would actually be Calcutta, so please don’t take that literally) 12.5% alc. Drink now-2023.

Press reviews:

The Wine Advocate: “The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc shows hints of green on the nose but sits more firmly in the fig and stone fruit camp. It's medium-bodied, with a white grapefruit element that extends from start to finish, providing a backbone for the riper notes. Clean and refreshing, it should be consumed over the next year or two.” 90 points

Jancis Robinson: “Complete contrast to the Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc 2016 in this reductive style but not obscuring some of that Sauvignon Blanc fruit – green and lively. Smoky citrus on the palate, creamy texture and fullness in the mouth, even with the very crisp acidity. Lovely balance and a classic in this style. Doesn’t have the mid-palate intensity of the Section 94 but it’s an easier entry to this style. You could enjoy it now but no rush.” 17 points

Customer comments:

“We have now had a bottle of the Dogpoint and thought it was excellent.” - Mr. D.N.

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