Loveblock

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.9481 ratings
8.842 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
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Pale lemon with aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with blossom notes. On the palate flavors of mango, pineapple and citrus zest flavors with blossom and herb notes. Good balance of acidity, medium+ finish ending with floral, mineral and slight grassy notes. Nice!

Pale lemon with aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with blossom notes. On the palate flavors of mango, pineapple and citrus zest flavors with blossom and herb notes. Good balance of acidity, medium+ finish ending with floral, mineral and slight grassy notes. Nice!

Apr 9th, 2022
Scott C

Founder / Co-director SR Wine imports

9.2

A complexed Sb , hints of pineapple , tropical fruits . Chalky minerality finish

A complexed Sb , hints of pineapple , tropical fruits . Chalky minerality finish

May 25th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Crisp, fruity and balanced.

Crisp, fruity and balanced.

Sep 28th, 2019
Randy Fuller

The 2018 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc comes from the hilltops above Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. It shows 12.5% abv and sells for $22. Erica Crawford says, “New Zealand’s signature varietal tends to be bold and big,” thanks in no small part to her husband. This wine, she says, “focuses on texture rather than enhanced aromatics.” It went through 25% malolactic fermentation in order to soften the wine. Sure enough, it’s tamer and fruitier on the nose than their previous efforts. The minerals are still there, but the sometimes overwhelming greenness is replaced by a great fruit flavor. The 2017 vintage is a little grassier on the nose and palate, but still mild in comparison to the earlier profile.

The 2018 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc comes from the hilltops above Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. It shows 12.5% abv and sells for $22. Erica Crawford says, “New Zealand’s signature varietal tends to be bold and big,” thanks in no small part to her husband. This wine, she says, “focuses on texture rather than enhanced aromatics.” It went through 25% malolactic fermentation in order to soften the wine. Sure enough, it’s tamer and fruitier on the nose than their previous efforts. The minerals are still there, but the sometimes overwhelming greenness is replaced by a great fruit flavor. The 2017 vintage is a little grassier on the nose and palate, but still mild in comparison to the earlier profile.

Mar 1st, 2019
Eric

A joyful sip. Made by Kim Crawford. A surprisingly full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc. Nice citrus, I like it!

A joyful sip. Made by Kim Crawford. A surprisingly full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc. Nice citrus, I like it!

Jul 27th, 2018
"Odedi"

Pale lemon in color with a light golden hue.

Nice nose of citrus, grapefruits, lime juice, gooseberry, spices, green apples, minerals, light tropical fruits and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, spices, herbs, green apples, bitter vegetables, citrus and white pepper.

Medium plus in finish with bitter almond.

This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, made by Kim Crawford. Not very complex, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Good by itself or with food, a little bitter on the finish and better when properly chilled.

90 points Wine Enthusiasts, but I couldn't get there. I prefer the less expensive Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.

I paired it with cheeses, crackers and all kinds of different jams.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$19.

Pale lemon in color with a light golden hue.

Nice nose of citrus, grapefruits, lime juice, gooseberry, spices, green apples, minerals, light tropical fruits and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, spices, herbs, green apples, bitter vegetables, citrus and white pepper.

Medium plus in finish with bitter almond.

This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, made by Kim Crawford. Not very complex, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Good by itself or with food, a little bitter on the finish and better when properly chilled.

90 points Wine Enthusiasts, but I couldn't get there. I prefer the less expensive Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.

I paired it with cheeses, crackers and all kinds of different jams.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$19.

May 1st, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

Jalapeño, grass, typical New Zealand sauv blanc but without the overbearing acid. That makes a huge difference in drink-ability. I kind of dig it.

Jalapeño, grass, typical New Zealand sauv blanc but without the overbearing acid. That makes a huge difference in drink-ability. I kind of dig it.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Sean Genn

Tomato leaf, green pepper. Rounder and less acidity than most NZ sauv blancs

Tomato leaf, green pepper. Rounder and less acidity than most NZ sauv blancs

2 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.7

Green pepper, floral. Tropical fruit on finish.

Green pepper, floral. Tropical fruit on finish.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2014
Tyson Escoto

wow exactly what one would hope and expect from sb from s of the equator. Great refresher on a hot day stellar acidity grassiness tart green apple pipi de Chat etc. Buttery fish or soft cheese yes plz

wow exactly what one would hope and expect from sb from s of the equator. Great refresher on a hot day stellar acidity grassiness tart green apple pipi de Chat etc. Buttery fish or soft cheese yes plz

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2019