2009 Section 94


Colour: Straw green.

Bouquet: Intense yellow fruits, aromatic nuances of white flowers, a degree of minerality against a background of lees complexity. 

Palate: Full bodied sauvignon with depth and complexity. Intense citrus, mineral flavours, chalky textural lees influence; a wine with concentration, focused structure and individuality. 

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 13.5%
pH 3.16
Acidity 7.8 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.2 g/l
Eighteen Months
in older French Oak barrels


James Halliday

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.

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