18.5/20 - Joelle Thomson

2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC

Ivan Sutherland and James Healy are a formidable duo, a viticulturist and a winemaker who pioneered the Cloudy Bay brand in its early days and now have their own successful wine, Dog Point. This may be their entry level Sauvignon but it’s several steps up the quality ladder from most; savoury and fresh. It drinks well now and is outstanding quality.


17 points - Jancis Robinson

2018 SAUVIGNON BLANC

Very racy, alluring, complex nose with some reductive struck-match character. Rather splits the difference between Marlborough and Sancerre. Creamy undertow with exciting top notes. Extraordinary tension on the palate. Dry but not drying finish. Long. Very accomplished and intense.