Whitehaven Wine Co Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016, New Zealand

My Rating 87 Points.

Price $13.

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of gooseberries, grapefruits, green apples, white pepper, minerals, herbs and lemongrass.

Medium bodied with high acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, grass, light vegetables and white pepper.

Medium plus in finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc always delivers. Nicely balanced with mild complexity, and a slight bitter ending.

This vintage does not seem to show much of the tropical fruits, like previous ones did. Very refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with ahi tuna and a calamari salad, which matched perfectly.

13% alcohol by volume.


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