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, Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Marlborough 2010
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Brancott Estate, Chosen Rows, Marlborough 2010
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 16 Roger Jones 17 Peter McCombie MW 18
A savoury nose with feijoa and lime aromas and slight trace of mineral. The palate is buttery, with a good weight and a racy acidity that cleans everything. A crisp finish for a wine that will improve with time.
Price £35 Harvey Nichols, Pernod Ricard UK
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14%