One of the best Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs on the shelves, this is the new vintage, bright as a button, with citrus and passionfruit flavours and with bags of potential. Roberts and Speights currently has the 2015 which is tasting spot-on right now but Dog Point is becoming so trendy it is always good to stock up with the new vintage quickly. Team it with sunshine, fish and friends.
Lime, grapefruit pith and gooseberry with a deliciously tangy sort of acidity, it’s a textural and moreish wine. I struggle a bit with the touch of rubbery reduction on the nose (though this is tame by Dog Point standards) but it dissipates fairly quickly and in any event is obscured by the sheer crunchy deliciousness of the palate. The dry, lengthy finish is spot on. A beautifully rendered example of vivid Marlborough fruit reeled back in a clever, ever so slightly feral manner.