Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006
This is a very brilliant wine with notes of citrus and grass. Lemon and grapefruit stand out in this well balanced, slightly acidic, glass of wine. A very good Sauvignon Blanc that is a true representation of the traditional New Zealand style. Great with many foods!Add winemaker's notes
Whitehaven Wine Company was established in 1994 by majority shareholders, Greg and Sue White, and winemaker, Simon Waghorn. For Greg and Sue, the move to Marlborough was a classic lifestyle change after careers spent in financial markets and marketing. For Simon, the motivation was the pursuit of quality winemaking within a company structure where he could share in the success of his efforts.
This is a very brilliant wine with notes of citrus and grass. Lemon and grapefruit stand out in this well balanced, slightly acidic, glass of wine. A very good Sauvignon Blanc that is a true representation of the traditional New Zealand style. Great with many foods!
Pale straw color with wonderful peach and lemon aromas. Crisp acidity with the lemon carrying through to a smooth almost nutty finish.
Meaty and substantial, good balance of sweetness, great bouquet
really refreshing stone fruit flavors, yet surprisingly dry. Im normally more of a fan of the citrusy and herbacious SB's, but this was surprising light and crisp on the palate even with the peachiness.
A meaty, slightly funky nose. Nice acidic attack, lively with strong peach and grass notes. Not overpowering grass, which is nice. Long finish, with some grassiness. Nice.
Still that intriguing funky nose, grassy but not overwhelmingly. Its a surprise hit with me to be honest, really nice.
Nice, crisp SB. It's got the grassy/herbaceous nose that most New Zealand SB's have, with citrus on the palate. Excellent summer wine!
External Reviews for Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
A lovely expression of Sauvignon Blanc, this bottling features the classic notes of gooseberry and cut grass on the nose but in a cool, ripe register that also hints at white cranberries with crisp citrus notes. In the mouth this is a textbook Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, zippy with lovely citrus flavors supported by bright acidity in a medium-bodied style, finishing dry with a subtle mineral note that makes this is a natural match for lighter summer fare.
A light straw-colored wine with classic grassy and ripe citrus accents, this wine refreshes the palate with a clean, lingering finish. Vibrant, full-flavored wine with an abundance of steely mineral and gooseberry flavors.Food Pairing Notes: Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with summer salads, poultry and shellfish, particularly suited to oysters or green shell mussels, as well as lobster and white fish.