Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

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2012 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 750ml

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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: PhotoFox
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3.50 5
07/10/2011

Light and acidic


Snooth User: Peternywine
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0.00 5
06/07/2014

Another good Savignon blanc from New Zealand. Citrus scents, ocean dews, middle legs. Paired well with Panned seared tuna, and sauteed veggies.


Snooth User: AndrewsArtWorld
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3.00 5
08/05/2013

Fruitful. Citrus- grapefruit and smooth finish. A Fine wine indeed. Very light and feels good against my teeth- refreshing. A refreshing citrusy wine.


Snooth User: jhartley3
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3.50 5
01/08/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: bunnybosatsu
10121626
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/06/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: jennibartels
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/09/2013

My favorite Sauvignon Blanc! Bursting with vibrant grapefruit with a mineral bite. Excellent!


Snooth User: Alex Striganov
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/21/2010

I have tasted this wine in Chinois Santa Monica and really enjoyed it. It is the best Marlborough 2009 I have tried so far. In my opinion the taste is a combination of currant, green apple, light fruits and some herbs tones.


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External Reviews for Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/09/2013

This is classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, in fact Whitehaven has been one of our favorites for some time. Classic grapefruit and gooseberry with crisp acidity and a lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

Vibrant currant-leaf, citrus and gooseberry aromas, with freshly cut herb undertones. A full flavoured, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of archetypal currant and gooseberry flavours, that linger on the dry, clean finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/28/2011

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
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2010 07/06/2011

GOLD - NZ International Wine Show - Winemakers Notes - Light yellow-green, with a bright clarity. Powerful, lifted notes of gooseberry fruit flavours and grapefruit pith adds to aromas of freshly cut herbs and nettles in the background. The palate is full, fresh and bursting with mouth watering gooseberry, tropical fruit and nettle flavours with a clean, crisp acid finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Lemony, offering melon, peach, lemongrass and mango details that are ripe, fleshy and easily refreshing.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Pale, bright yellow. Penetrating aromas of pink grapefruit, lime, orange blossom and tarragon, with hints of capsicum and asparagus emerging with air. Juicy and racy, but not hard, with a chewy, sappy texture and decent density to the grapefruit pith, pineapple, pepper and herbal flavors. There's a varietally expressive herbaceousness here but not enough to overwhelm the wine's fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Racy style offers pear and black pepper aromas and flavors, finishing with a tart edge. Drink now.


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