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, Woollaston Nelson 2012
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Woollaston, Nelson 2012
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 18 Roger Jones 17 Peter McCombie MW 16.5
A delicate nose with wild flowers, citrus, yuzu and ripe apricots. A creamy texture with a firmacidity, nice minerality and lovely herbaceous and green fruit notes. A tangy finish.
Price £12.99–£15.50 Davis Bell McCraith, Hallgarten Druitt, Novum Wines, Swig
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13.5%

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Woollaston, Nelson 2012
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 18 Roger Jones 17 Peter McCombie MW 16.5
A delicate nose with wild flowers, citrus, yuzu and ripe apricots. A creamy texture with a firmacidity, nice minerality and lovely herbaceous and green fruit notes. A tangy finish.
Price £12.99–£15.50 Davis Bell McCraith, Hallgarten Druitt, Novum Wines, Swig
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13.5%

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Full list of Decanter magazine panel tasting results by country and region