2012 SECTION 94

TASTING NOTE

TASTING NOTE

Bouquet: White citrus blossom and honeysuckle complement the classic citrus core, along with cooler dried herb aromatics present from the 2012 vintage. And now after seven years of evolution from harvest, the wine shows lovely complex honey, toast and beeswax characters.

Palate: Rich and generous, with intensity and fresh acidity on the palate. Section 94's characteristic creamy texture from extended lees ageing are ever present, along with citrus pith and grapefruit rind flavours that follow through on the finish. 

Food match: Fish (especially Salmon), poultry, soft white cheeses.

Cellaring: Drinking well now or cellar for a further 3-4 years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region Marlborough
Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.21
Acidity 7.6 g/l
Maturation Eighteen months
in older French oak barrels

Section 94

A fuller bodied, textural style of Sauvignon Blanc. This single vineyard parcel is situated within the Dog Point Vineyard, using the same low cropping level from vines planted in 1992. Fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled without fining.

REVIEWS

96 points - Bob Campbell

Dog Point have released their famously funky Section 94 to prove to their fans that it can age gracefully despite being made from sauvignon blanc grapes. I loved it when it was initially released and I love it now. Yes, the wine is still fresh and delicious but is it better? My money says as good.

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