Category Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

2013 McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Solid and straightforward Australian Sauvignon Blanc at a fair price. Tropicals over citrus. A little sweaty. Passionfruit, melon, asparagus and guava with a squeeze of lemon. Tangy. Not too sweet, not too sharp, a hint of grip and miscellaneous herbs … Continue reading

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2013 Lowe Nullo Mountain Sauvignon Blanc

Seriously high altitude vineyard. 1180 metres above sea level. Presumably that’s Nullo Mountain on the right. The photo came with the press release and I can’t locate a bottle image. There’s nothing new about the methods employed to produce the … Continue reading

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2013 Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Sauvignon Blanc

Texture is the hook here. Seven months in old French barriques, partial malo and lees stirring lend a yielding, creamy overlay to fine acidity. Grassy as much as herbaceous. A light whiff of smoke and vanilla. Runs the full spectrum … Continue reading

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2014 Miles From Nowhere Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc

Clean, crisp Margs Sauvignon Blanc. Nettles, passionfruit, melon and herbs. A hint of spice. The acidity isn’t nail-biting, just refreshing. Has a back-palate if not extensive length, finishing on a note of fresh lemon and a suggestion of pineapple. A … Continue reading

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2013 Howard Park Western Australia Sauvignon Blanc

Good Sauvignon though the focus, extension and intensity may pose problems given how much it will set you back. Aroma and texture are the highlights. Pineapple, guava, herbs, smoke and passionfruit syrup. Creamy and giving in the mouth. Phenolics pinch … Continue reading

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2013 Parnasse Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc from Southern France. Better than pretty much any offering from Australia or New Zealand at the same price. It is a touch dilute but the tangy, tart lime over unripe passionfruit flavours are pleasant. Grassy and far from … Continue reading

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2013 Craggy Range Avery Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Apparently the vineyard is one of the warmest in Marlborough. Surprisingly then, it’s more citrine at heart than tropical and almost as vegetal as fruit driven. Overall it results in a complex Sauvignon Blanc that draws you in. I’m tempted … Continue reading

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2013 Yealands Estate Land Made Series Sauvignon Blanc

Not a poor expression of the Marlborough style but unlikely to make any new converts. Very pungent grassy, herbaceous nose. A slightly odd mix of sour lemons, snapped peas and passionfruit/tropical flavours. Straight up and down otherwise. Crisp and clean. … Continue reading

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2013 Bleeding Heart Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

I’m curious as to why Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc isn’t more popular. Not that I’m enamoured by the regional expression myself but the primary fruited inoffensiveness it generally offers would seem to me to be exactly what many consumers are … Continue reading

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2013 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

I’m not so sure anyone reads a review before buying a bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc but anyway… No mistaking the region, the variety or the synergy. Passionfruit leaning into pineapple, capsicum, blackberry leaf, thyme and lemongrass with citrus … Continue reading

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