2014 Section 94


Bouquet: Restrained funk, citrus notes, exotic fruits and floral tones.

Palate: Nutty. solids give palate weight and texture.

Food match: Fish (especially Salmon), poultry, soft white cheeses.

Cellaring: Ideally enjoyed as a young wine, may be cellared for several years.


Growing Region              Marlborough
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.10
Acidity 6.6 g/l 
Residual Sugar 1.25 g/l

18 months in older
French Oak barrel

Section 94

A fuller bodied, textural style of Sauvignon Blanc. This single vineyard parcel is situated within the Dog Point Vineyard, using the same low cropping level from vines planted in 1992. Fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled without fining.


95 Points - James Suckling

There's much at play here, it has a hazelnutty edge on the nose with flinty, restrained and dialled back citrusy fruit presence, minerally and stony, dried flowers too, clever wine. The palate has a level of weight and texture more associated with Chablis, very long, piercing, focused and glossy tight-wrapped fruit here. Great.

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