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...
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Stanley Estates Awatere Valley Marlborough 2012
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Stanley Estates, Awatere Valley, Marlborough 2012
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 16 Roger Jones 17 Peter McCombie MW 18
Defined citrus notes with white flower buds lingering and then a herbal, zesty palate that is pungently aromatic and fantastically refreshing. A perfectly weighted palate with a long, long finish.
Price £12.95–£13.95 Widely available via Seckford Agencies
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 13.5%