The most complex of Marlborough sauvignons is looking the goods in this warmer vintage. There's a heady reductive layer that delivers flinty grapefruit notes and lemon pith. The palate texture is superb; starts on point and builds weight and layers of texture through the mid-palate with abundant gooseberry and lime flavor, then finishes pure, focused and true. Drink now. 96/100
The boys at Dog Point have made a beautifully resolved pinot here, offering handsomely ripe cherry fruit and oak that adds plenty but doesn’t intrude. The savory spice and sweetly meaty notes are alluring. The palate has plenty of supple flesh at its core, with fine, sweeping tannins that brush through smoothly and a freshness that drives the finish. Concentrated and elegant. Drink now.