Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Dashwood 2008

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Score: 90 Points (Wine Spectator): Tasting Notes: Vivid, refreshing and brimming with lime-accented pear, star frui...

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This is my favorite NZ SB in this price point. The lime, grapefruit and pineapple flavors blend well with pronounced minerality and slight green f... Read more

This wine shows lifted passionfruit and fresh tropical notes on the nose. These flavours follow through on to the richly structured palate, which h... Read more

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Snooth User: Girl Drink Drunk
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3.50 5
02/01/2010

This is my favorite NZ SB in this price point. The lime, grapefruit and pineapple flavors blend well with pronounced minerality and slight green finish. High acid makes this uber food-friendly.


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Source: The Wine Buyer
10/15/2009

This wine shows lifted passionfruit and fresh tropical notes on the nose. These flavours follow through on to the richly structured palate, which has a long crisp finish.


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3.50 5
10/27/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Score: 90 Points (Wine Spectator): Tasting Notes: Vivid, refreshing and brimming with lime-accented pear, star fruit and light vanilla flavors, lingering nicely on the expressive finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported" (04/09) A Best Buy, Wine & Spirits: "This wine's zesty grapefruit and passionfruit flavors emphasize the fresh, citrusy side of Sauvignon. A little light in the aroma and finish, this makes a good aperitif with any raw shellfish." (10/09) Meyer lemon, tangerine, lime zest, papaya and pineapple. A veritable cocktail of fruit flavors, but fortunately the Dashwood never tastes like fruit cocktail. Nor is it overwhelmed with the grassy, herbal flavors that sometimes plague the value wines of New Zealand. This wine has lovely delineation of flavors ranging from the citrus to the tropical, but it never becomes cloying or overbearing. The Kim Crawford SB may currently hold the crown as our best-selling Kiwi wine, but for less money (and, I feel, better quality) the Dashwood should easily knock it from its throne.. All this and a terrific review in the Wine Spectator and you have our best bargain in Sauvignon Blanc this year.

Score: 90 Points (Wine Spectator): Tasting Notes: Vivid, refreshing and brimming with lime-accented pear, star fruit and light vanilla flavors, lingering nicely on the expressive finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported" (04/09) A Best Buy, Wine & Spirits: "This wine's zesty grapefruit and passionfruit flavors emphasize the fresh, citrusy side of Sauvignon. A little light in the aroma and finish, this makes a good aperitif with any raw shellfish." (10/09) Meyer lemon, tangerine, lime zest, papaya and pineapple. A veritable cocktail of fruit flavors, but fortunately the Dashwood never tastes like fruit cocktail. Nor is it overwhelmed with the grassy, herbal flavors that sometimes plague the value wines of New Zealand. This wine has lovely delineation of flavors ranging from the citrus to the tropical, but it never becomes cloying or overbearing. The Kim Crawford SB may currently hold the crown as our best-selling Kiwi wine, but for less money (and, I feel, better quality) the Dashwood should easily knock it from its throne.. All this and a terrific review in the Wine Spectator and you have our best bargain in Sauvignon Blanc this year.

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