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, Babich Individual Vineyard Wakefield Downs Awatere Valley.
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Babich, Individual Vineyard, Wakefield Downs, Awatere Valley, Marlborough 2012
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 16 Roger Jones 17 Peter McCombie MW 18
Lots happening here: herbal notes with tropical fruits like fresh guava and even some flinty nuances. Slightly smoky, balanced, understated with a firm, long finish.
Price £12.99 Amps Fine Wines, Old School Wines
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 13%