New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: panel tasting results

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Our experts were unanimous in their praise for the country's service to Sauvignon Blanc - oaked and unoaked - but were split when it came to choosing a favourite region. See the top New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs from our tasting, as featured in the July 2013 issue of Decanter, here...
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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Giesen The August 1888 Marlborough 2011
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Giesen, The August 1888, Marlborough 2011
Decanter average score:
17.25 (90+) 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 18.5 Roger Jones 18.5 Peter McCombie MW 15
Tropical nose with passion fruit and lime leaves. A multi-layered bombshell with toasty almonds and fresh brioche. The oak is well integrated, which provides complexity and elegance.
Price £19.99 Slurp
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%