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, Te Awa Left Field Hawkes Bay 2012
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Te Awa, Left Field, Hawke’s Bay 2012
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 18.5 Roger Jones 17 Peter McCombie MW 16
A peachy nose, hints of guava with lemon and ripe ruby grapefruit. An elegant style with good weight and structure, lingering fruit and a clean, fresh finish. Leaves a nice tingle on the palate.
Price £14.30 Bibendum, Fine & Rare
Drink 2013–2017
Alc 12.5%