Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

$19.05 (308288)

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David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

This is an intense, quite exotic sauvignon with very generous aromas of under-ripe pineapple, passion fruit, celery,...

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John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

Whitehaven's sauvignon is made in the bright, herbaceous style, with tomato leaf, cassis bud, fresh asparagus, green...

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Steve Thurlow
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Steve Thurlow

This is fresh and lively wine with aromas of gooseberry fruit with hay, passion fruit and lemon marmalade complexity....

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Sara d'Amato
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Sara d'Amato

Good intensity here with characteristic notes of gooseberry and cut grass without the overwhelmingly vegetal flavours...

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Community Reviews (3)

Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

$17.95 LTO at SLGA. Classic Marlborough stylie - big, bold, brash in yo face with green veg and ripe yet sour tropical fruit. The colour is light straw with a tinge of green. The aromas are all about passion fruit, asparagus, thai basil, green papaya, lime and apple skins. The palate is richly fruited with tangy salivating acids. Packs a flavour punch and goes down easy, especially for the higher alc. Its what I was looking for. Would buy again. Bring on grilled seafood and fruit salsa. Drink now. Tasted Jan '14.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Just like Whitehaven's Pinot Noir, this is pretty much exactly what a good, solid Sauvignon Blanc (particularly from New Zealand) is meant to be, sprightly and flavourful without crossing the line into artifice. There's the usual gooseberry and passionfruit, but also a lovely touch of pineapple as well as some herbal notes. Nothing terribly distinctive here, but it's a very fine example of the varietal.

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Elisa
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