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Located in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyards produce wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them.

It’s hard to fault this release. You could put this in an encyclopaedia filed under Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It’s quintessential in herbal whiffs, passionfruit and citrus fruitiness, a touch of the gooseberry tang and yet there’s an underlying flintiness and talc-like mineral sweetness in perfume too. It’s pure, racy, driven and then shows some juiciness in the mouth, to woo you further. Young, fresh feeling, zesty, flinty again, with fine chalky fringes then squeaky acidity to close. Drinkability is so high. I’m not mad, or having a weird day, this is just one of the best examples of its ilk. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2015-2020; Rating: 95 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front

Brilliant, light straw-yellow colour, pale edged. This has a full, gently voluminous nose of ripe gooseberry, green stonefruit and tropical fruit aromas entwined with subtle spice elements and complexing flinty minerals. This is fresh and bright, the aromatics growing in breadth and concentration in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the flavours of green stonefruits and gooseberries are richly sweet and mouthfilling. Fresh herbs, spice notes and complex flinty minerals lend a balancing dryness to the flavours. The wine is even and open, but has weight and depth. The mouthfeel grows to show subtle phenolic textures complemented by a suggestion of unctuousness. Vibrant acidity lends liveliness and tension, and carries the wine to a long, smooth, rich and harmonious finish. This is a soft, mouthfilling Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and stonefruit flavours complexed by flinty, minerally detail. Five Stars. Rating: 18.5/20.0; Raymond Chan Wine Reviews


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