Dog Point Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

This classic wine offers a clear style contrast to Section 94, Dog Point's complex, barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc (see the Branded and Other White Wines section). Hand-picked at several sites in the Wairau Valley, it is lees-aged in tanks but handled without oak. The classy 2021 vintage (5*) is a bright, light lemon/green, vigorous, full-bodied wine, with intense, vibrant, tropical fruit flavours, a herbaceous undercurrent, and a crisp, dry, lasting finish. A wine with a powerful presence, it's benchmark stuff. Certified organic.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $28 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

This wine is a Classic.

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2021; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 22
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 4/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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