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, Clos Henri Marlborough 2011
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Clos Henri, Marlborough 2011
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 16.5 Roger Jones 16.5 Peter McCombie MW 18.5
Attractive aromas with an understated minerality. Wet stones and cut grass with freshly cut tomato leaves and a lovely integration of fruit and barrel. Gooseberry finishes off this balanced wine.
Price £19.99–£20.49 AG Wines, Earle Wines, Harrods, Les Caves de Pyrène, Slurp, Wined Up Here
Drink 2013–2019
Alc 13.5%

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