Whitehaven

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.973 ratings
8.93 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
Daniel P. Drake

Yesterday late afternoon with my wife while visiting my son and his wife in Arkansas we had the pleasure of opening the 2017 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

On the nose there was beautiful aromatics of grapefruit, guava, lime, grass, orange peel, white flowers and minerality.

On the palate the nose was confirmed with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lime, orange peel, herbaceous notes and minerality.

The wine is well balanced, medium bodied with high acidity and a nice effervescence quality that leads right into a long fresh, clean crisp finish. A very nice expression of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine was enjoyed by all and everyone expressed their full enjoyment. Have a great week this week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Yesterday late afternoon with my wife while visiting my son and his wife in Arkansas we had the pleasure of opening the 2017 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

On the nose there was beautiful aromatics of grapefruit, guava, lime, grass, orange peel, white flowers and minerality.

On the palate the nose was confirmed with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lime, orange peel, herbaceous notes and minerality.

The wine is well balanced, medium bodied with high acidity and a nice effervescence quality that leads right into a long fresh, clean crisp finish. A very nice expression of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine was enjoyed by all and everyone expressed their full enjoyment. Have a great week this week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Aug 13th, 2019
Riccardo L.

A less vibrant version of a varietal I usually don't love. So it's lacklustre to me. Dull stone fruit. A bit tart, even.

A less vibrant version of a varietal I usually don't love. So it's lacklustre to me. Dull stone fruit. A bit tart, even.

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Very close to the ‘15 and ‘16 vintages. Almost as good.

Very close to the ‘15 and ‘16 vintages. Almost as good.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2018
yan ho
9.0

with jon and helen, ct 8/24/2019

with jon and helen, ct 8/24/2019

Aug 27th, 2019
Kondo Yoshifumi

面白い美味しい味!

面白い美味しい味!

Jul 13th, 2019
Colin Cahoon

Lemongrass nose. Bright and grassy on the palate with a light acid and citrus finish.

Lemongrass nose. Bright and grassy on the palate with a light acid and citrus finish.

May 20th, 2019
Robert Stackowiak

Typical for this region. Noticeable but not over the top grapefruit. May 2019.

Typical for this region. Noticeable but not over the top grapefruit. May 2019.

May 9th, 2019
Michelle Ross

Peachy aromas and flavors. Cut greens. Would buy again

Peachy aromas and flavors. Cut greens. Would buy again

Feb 18th, 2019
Peter Farrell

A very nice Sauvignon Blanc! Grass and citrus on the nose. Light elements of grapefruit. Moderate acidity.

A very nice Sauvignon Blanc! Grass and citrus on the nose. Light elements of grapefruit. Moderate acidity.

Jan 24th, 2019
Becca

Really delicious nose; a refreshing drink. Strong grapefruit.

Really delicious nose; a refreshing drink. Strong grapefruit.

Jan 1st, 2019