2008 Section 94


Colour: Straw green.

Bouquet: Aromatic white flowers, ripe citrus and minerally sauvignon fruit, intense yeast character derived from extended lees contact.

Palate: The full bodied palate has a refined complexity enhanced by intense mineral and citrus flavours.

Food Match: Fish, poultry and vegetable dishes and especially aromatic white cheeses.

Cellaring: Three to five years.

Winemakers: James Healy / Ivan Sutherland.


Growing Region Marlborough
Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.24
Acidity 7.8 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.4 g/l
Eighteen Months
in older French Oak barrels


The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, October 2010

The 2008 Section 94 is a finely crafted expression of single block Sauvignon blanc that is barrel fermented in seasoned oak. Profoundly scented of pink grapefruit, mandarin slices, kumquat and fresh herb aromas, it later releases further notes of ginger, grass, white flower and green mango plus some lees and sulphide characters. Very crisp and intensely citrus, this is a beautifully balanced wine of great texture. The finish is long with lingering chalk and crushed stone notes. It's delicious now, this is a style built to age and it should cellar to 2016+ 92+/100

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