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, Staete Landt Annabel Rapaura Marlborough 2012
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Staete Landt , Annabel, Rapaura, Marlborough 2012
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 18 Roger Jones 16.5 Peter McCombie MW 16.5
A luxurious nose of ripe melons and toast with a nice intense citrus kick followed by delicate fruit on the mouth, which is hugely complex yet crowdpleasing. The finish is creamy and soft with a touch of crunch.
Price £14.50 Bacchus Wine, Colchester Wine Co, Hennings, Le Caviste, Partridges, SH Jones, Woodwinters
Drink 2013–2017
Alc 13.5%