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, Georges Michel La Reserve Barrel Fermented Marlborough
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Georges Michel, La Reserve, Barrel Fermented, Marlborough 2011
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 16.5 Roger Jones 18 Peter McCombie MW 17
A ripe nose of luscious honey and toasty notes, and a fresh, clean structure filled with guava and lemon and some tomato-leaf characteristics. Rounded, textured with a long, lingering mouthfeel and a unique edge to finish.
Price POA Amathus
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 12.5%