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.
True to the Dog Point house style, this atypical sauvignon impresses with its intriguing flinty, sulphide-driven profile, of evidently above average intensity and depth. The palate has a very appealing salinity, excellent depth and length, with everything nicely proportioned. Drink or hold; decant if drinking now. Best 2018-2024.