19/20 - Joelle Thomson

2015 SECTION 94

You won’t see the words ‘Sauvignon Blanc’ on the label of this boundary-pushing wine, but you will taste one of the country’s most complex, full-bodied, highest quality wines made from this popular grape variety. It was matured on lees for 18 months in French oak barrels, which releases savoury, creamy, nutty flavours. It’s a costly exercise but turns up the volume on complexity, X-factor and deliciousness in this bone-dry white. Best of all, it ages superbly, developing complexity for up to 10 years

19/20 Joelle Thomson


It’s a full-bodied, velvety beauty with plenty of time up its sleeve. Buy a bottle to decant and serve in large glasses now, and stash at least half a case somewhere cool and dark for a good half decard or more. This lovely silky Pinot will age impeccably. It’s also great to see the evolution of one of Marlborough’s greatest wineries with all Dog Point wines now certified organic with Biogro New Zealand and sealed with screwcaps.