Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, South Island

Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

$18.95 (316570)

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Critic Reviews (4)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a fairly simple, creamy juicy sauvignon with most of the aromas suppressed by sulphur. It does blow-off with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A relatively subdued Marlborough sauvignon, round and gentle, mildly flavoured with citrus, guava and light herbal...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is the largest production sauvignon in NZ. It is a mid-weight, fairly tart and fresh example. I wanted a bit...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A rather bland sauvignon blanc with some varietal character but no real verve or pizazz. It tastes as if there is...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Year after year, Oyster Bay makes good, solid SBs, and the 2014 is no exception. It's remarkably pale, but the usual flavour is certainly there, however unremarkable, with passion fruit and guava, along with lemon and stone fruit, and there's a very light spritz that makes the whole thing seem almost ethereal. But there's also just a general shallowness to the flavour, the fruit lacking depth and giving way quickly to minerality, which is fine if also shallow. Overall, pleasantly crisp but also muddled, a decent, no-nonsense wine for summer refreshment.

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