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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.8142 ratings
8.87 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
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Light yellow in color with a green hue.

On the nose grapefruits,
grass, citrus, lemons, green apples and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This Marlborough sauvignon blanc is refreshing and crisp with mouthwatering acidity and a nice finish. Very much like a spicy grapefruit juice on the nose and palate. Better than their Rosé, though.

Needs to be very chilled. I paired it with cheeses, dried fruits and nuts.

13% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$13.

Light yellow in color with a green hue.

On the nose grapefruits,
grass, citrus, lemons, green apples and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This Marlborough sauvignon blanc is refreshing and crisp with mouthwatering acidity and a nice finish. Very much like a spicy grapefruit juice on the nose and palate. Better than their Rosé, though.

Needs to be very chilled. I paired it with cheeses, dried fruits and nuts.

13% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$13.

2 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2018
Brian Ager

Fresh and zesty with the notable high acidity common in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc's.  On the nose lemon zest, peach & pineapple come through.  The pallate is a bit more muted due to high acidity, but the fruit carries over and is joined by hints of fresh grass. Paired well with salmon en papillote and our first balcony dinner of the spring. The color changing snowflake on the label is an interesting bonus as well! ❄️ ($9) [4/23/19]

Fresh and zesty with the notable high acidity common in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc's.  On the nose lemon zest, peach & pineapple come through.  The pallate is a bit more muted due to high acidity, but the fruit carries over and is joined by hints of fresh grass. Paired well with salmon en papillote and our first balcony dinner of the spring. The color changing snowflake on the label is an interesting bonus as well! ❄️ ($9) [4/23/19]

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2019
Meg Herring

Tastes like straight grapefruit juice. Easy drinker but not a lot going on.

Tastes like straight grapefruit juice. Easy drinker but not a lot going on.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Citrus, grapefruit, grass, acid.

Citrus, grapefruit, grass, acid.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2017
Michael Chelus

Grapefruit, lemon candy, peach, apple, hay and slate. Electric acidity and great minerality.

Grapefruit, lemon candy, peach, apple, hay and slate. Electric acidity and great minerality.

1 person found it helpfulSep 14th, 2017
Diana Sabo

Enjoy on February 11, 2019. Tart, crisp, and refreshing!

Enjoy on February 11, 2019. Tart, crisp, and refreshing!

Feb 11th, 2020
JJ Lumia

Crisp and refreshing with a lot of acid. Shows ample tropical flavors with lemon-lime and grapefruit. Solid buy. A WS Top 100.

Crisp and refreshing with a lot of acid. Shows ample tropical flavors with lemon-lime and grapefruit. Solid buy. A WS Top 100.

May 3rd, 2019
Amber Nichols

Favorite plain or in a spritzer with cranberry sprite.

Favorite plain or in a spritzer with cranberry sprite.

Apr 4th, 2019
Dawn E.

Love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Consistently good..grapefruit and gooseberries..acidity not quite what I am accustomed to...but it is a 2016 so I would expect a bit of mellowing. Overall...very nicely balanced!

Love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Consistently good..grapefruit and gooseberries..acidity not quite what I am accustomed to...but it is a 2016 so I would expect a bit of mellowing. Overall...very nicely balanced!

Apr 2nd, 2019
Shawn Thompson

We’re craving some summer on this cold February night so we’re doing a big smoked salmon salad paired with this smooth New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Bursting with tropical aromas of pineapple and passion fruit. The palate is zesty with ripe citrus, grapefruit and a slight hint of fresh basil and gooseberry. It’s like summer in a glass.

We’re craving some summer on this cold February night so we’re doing a big smoked salmon salad paired with this smooth New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Bursting with tropical aromas of pineapple and passion fruit. The palate is zesty with ripe citrus, grapefruit and a slight hint of fresh basil and gooseberry. It’s like summer in a glass.

Feb 24th, 2019