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, 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%