Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

$19.95 (278556)

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July 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (6)

Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

This New Zealand white has the elegance of a French sauvignon combined with the ripe flavour intensity typical of its...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Superior Marlborough Sauvignon, the 2011 Whitehaven has all the makings of a benchmark wine. Pale lime in colour with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, light, bright, stylish and succulent, with above average length and depth - a classy Marlborough sauvignon...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This nifty sauvignon has a very intense, ripe, engaging and complex nose of canned peas, passion fruit, marmalade and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Great concentration and flavours of green apple, lemon and persimmon. A touch of exotic but primarily citrus and...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Like most well-made Marlborough 'savvies' the Whitehaven is consistent from year to year playing on its fresh,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

Looked forward to trying this after reading the near-universal praise.
Glad I bought more than one.
Fresh fresh fresh from start to lingering finish.
Terrific tangy SB.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This Sauvignon Blanc is the style of SB that is tailor-made for my palate, citrus and tropical fruit, clean, crisp, refreshing and un-oaked. This wine opens up with aromas of pink grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, pineapple and pine nettle. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied (with alcohol coming in at 13%), a bit edgy, intensely flavourful, with zesty acidity. Clean and refreshing finish with flavours of citrus-passion fruit and a bit of residual sugar coating your mouth. Just as beautiful as when I tasted this SB at the New Zealand Wine Fair here in Ottawa last May. Glad I bought more than one bottle, strongly recommended.

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Gooseberries, grapefruit and some herbs on the nose with herbs and minerality, grapefruit on the palate with good acidity and nice long finish. Tasted July 2013.

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Wife's rating.

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