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Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006

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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!

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Whitehaven Wine Company Ltd:
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.

Member Reviews for Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Snooth User: winespecs
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5.00 5
08/01/2007

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!


4.00 5
02/08/2008

Pale straw color with wonderful peach and lemon aromas. Crisp acidity with the lemon carrying through to a smooth almost nutty finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
02/08/2008

Meaty and substantial, good balance of sweetness, great bouquet


Snooth User: akops41
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3.50 5
02/08/2008

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.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
02/08/2008

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.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
07/25/2008

Still that intriguing funky nose, grassy but not overwhelmingly. Its a surprise hit with me to be honest, really nice.

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  • Snooth User: cookypuss1
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    3.50 5
    07/01/2008

    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!


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    External Reviews for Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

    External Review
    07/11/2007

    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.


    External Review
    03/19/2009

    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.



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