Wine of the Week NZ

Whitehaven ‘Greg’ Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Awatere Valley, NZD $28

Moderately intense sauvignon blanc with classic Awatere tomato leaf, green capsicum and mineral flavours plus a suggestion of struck flint. A very appealing wine with a silken texture and good weight. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food match: Roasted hapuka, smoked carrot puree, almonds, ginger crumble, harissa espuma

Stockists: Whitehaven Wines (NZ & AU); First Glass Wines & Spirits, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #3 of 105 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $26.15 Avg 95pt 2017 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 94.1 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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