A Case of the Best // New-Wave Marlborough, Joelle Thomson, FQ Life

2014 Section 94

This is a sauvignon blanc, not as we know it. Winemakers James Healy and Ivan Sutherland add creamy bells and whistles to this wine by fermenting their sauvignon grapes in oak barrels to soften savvy’s crisp green flavours – rather than adding a wood-derived taste. The result is an addictively tasty new take on Marlborough savvy.


10 Sauvignon Blancs that will go the distance / 96 Points Decanter Magazine

2013 Section 94

Stunning intensity. Smoky, citrus-infused, spicy and compelling. It’s a full on oaked style but is also very harmonious and savoury. Tremendous stuff.