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, 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%