Dog Point Vineyard Section 94


This ranks among the country’s greatest oak-aged Sauvignon Blancs. Looking for ‘texture, rather than rich aromatics’, Dog Point fermented and lees-aged the 2016 vintage (5*) for 18 months in seasoned French oak casks. Hand-harvested in the Dog Point Vineyard (for which ‘Section 94’ was the original survey title), at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka valleys, and fermented with indigenous yeasts, it is a powerful, tightly structured wine, full of potential. It has highly concentrated, citrusy, gently herbaceous flavours, showing excellent vigour and complexity, balanced acidity, and a fully dry, lasting finish. (The very classy 2013 vintage (5*), held back to acquire bottle-age, was released in 2019. Proving the ageability of well-crafted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it is still very vigorous, with light colour, a real sense of youthful drive, and lovely depth and harmony.)


Price: $40.00 NZD
Value for Money: AV
Rating: 5 Stars
Sweetness: DRY
Type: White Wines
Variety: Branded and Other White Wines

This is a Super Classic

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