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.
Light and acidic
Another good Savignon blanc from New Zealand. Citrus scents, ocean dews, middle legs. Paired well with Panned seared tuna, and sauteed veggies.
Fruitful. Citrus- grapefruit and smooth finish. A Fine wine indeed. Very light and feels good against my teeth- refreshing. A refreshing citrusy wine.
Three and a half glasses
My favorite Sauvignon Blanc! Bursting with vibrant grapefruit with a mineral bite. Excellent!
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.
External Reviews for Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lemony, offering melon, peach, lemongrass and mango details that are ripe, fleshy and easily refreshing.
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.
Racy style offers pear and black pepper aromas and flavors, finishing with a tart edge. Drink now.
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