Whitehaven

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

9.01604 ratings
8.961 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
Boris Mathiszik

New vintage of my standard go to NZSB. Crisp and fresh as always.

New vintage of my standard go to NZSB. Crisp and fresh as always.

Jul 17th, 2022
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8.8

The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Whitehaven has plentiful power and drive in its bright and light body. With its freshly cut grass and passionfruit-like fruit, it's a taste of summer. All you need is Wimbledon. There's more intensity than usual thanks to the season's naturally small crop, concentrating the fruit and packing a punch. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, March 2022)

The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Whitehaven has plentiful power and drive in its bright and light body. With its freshly cut grass and passionfruit-like fruit, it's a taste of summer. All you need is Wimbledon. There's more intensity than usual thanks to the season's naturally small crop, concentrating the fruit and packing a punch. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, March 2022)

Mar 16th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale straw with green edges and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with floral herb notes. On the palate ripe apricot, peach and pineapple with lemon zest, classic New Zealand SB. Vivid acidity and spice complement this well balanced wine to a medium finish.

Pale straw with green edges and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with floral herb notes. On the palate ripe apricot, peach and pineapple with lemon zest, classic New Zealand SB. Vivid acidity and spice complement this well balanced wine to a medium finish.

Feb 28th, 2022
Boris Mathiszik

I always liked Whitehaven NZ SB. Another great vintage, totally consistent with previous. I use this Sauvignon Blanc for my signature left over Thanksgiving dish - Turkey pot pie - and drink half the bottle while making it. 😎

I always liked Whitehaven NZ SB. Another great vintage, totally consistent with previous. I use this Sauvignon Blanc for my signature left over Thanksgiving dish - Turkey pot pie - and drink half the bottle while making it. 😎

Nov 26th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale straw with green edges and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with floral herb notes. On the palate ripe apricot, peach and pineapple with lemon zest, classic New Zealand SB. Vivid acidity and spice complement this well balanced wine to a medium finish.

Pale straw with green edges and aromas of citrus and tropical fruits with floral herb notes. On the palate ripe apricot, peach and pineapple with lemon zest, classic New Zealand SB. Vivid acidity and spice complement this well balanced wine to a medium finish.

Jul 16th, 2021
Cassidy Stirtz

beautiful fruit and minerality from this gorgeous NZ find. bright, acidic, peachy.

beautiful fruit and minerality from this gorgeous NZ find. bright, acidic, peachy.

Aug 10th, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

As crisp and refreshing as all the previous vintages. Great minerals. One of my favorite NZ SBs.

As crisp and refreshing as all the previous vintages. Great minerals. One of my favorite NZ SBs.

Aug 21st, 2019
Eric

One of the better NZ SB’s I’ve tasted so far this summer. Exceptional mouthfeel with a broad palate of cantaloupe, grapefruit, peach.

One of the better NZ SB’s I’ve tasted so far this summer. Exceptional mouthfeel with a broad palate of cantaloupe, grapefruit, peach.

Jul 21st, 2019
Ken Z
8.8

Drank 5/7/19.

My first taste of anything from '18

Pale yellow in the glass, this displays classic New Zeland scents: Grass, lemon, kumquat, along with some underripe tangerines. Well balanced yet fairly simple with lemon curd and tangerine flavors. A touch of sweetness balances the acidity. Light body, short finish. Very refreshing.

3/21/7/5/2 +50=88 pts.

Drank 5/7/19.

My first taste of anything from '18

Pale yellow in the glass, this displays classic New Zeland scents: Grass, lemon, kumquat, along with some underripe tangerines. Well balanced yet fairly simple with lemon curd and tangerine flavors. A touch of sweetness balances the acidity. Light body, short finish. Very refreshing.

3/21/7/5/2 +50=88 pts.

May 7th, 2019
Stephanie Hinze

Sweet, tart apple. Light. Nice Sauvignon Blanc from down unda if you like crisp whites.

Sweet, tart apple. Light. Nice Sauvignon Blanc from down unda if you like crisp whites.

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