James Halliday

2009 Section 94

Mid-gold, bright; the Section 94 is gathering cult status for a daring style of Sauvignon from Marlborough, and this wine does not fail to deliver; the bouquet offers oak derived charcuterie and toast aromas, with an underlying exotic guava note; the palate is racy, fine, clearly defined and brilliantly proportioned, with a long, complex and thoroughly satisfying finish; Didier Dagueneau, the now deceased 'Wild man of the Loire' and a champion of this style of Sauvignon, would be proud.


The World Of Fine Wine, Issue 36, 2012

2009 Section 94

Very nice nose, intense with gently smoky notes, nuts, almonds, yellow fruit and avery fine oak treatment. The palate is remarkably structured, with a really fine combination of ripe fruit, a zesty acidity, creamy texture, and a very long and lingering aftertaste. Add to this a balance and complexity many of its peers were missing. Really nice! 18/20