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, Rippon Wanaka Central Otago 2012
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Rippon, Wanaka, Central Otago 2012
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 17 Roger Jones 18.5 Peter McCombie MW 15.5
Pungent, luscious and ripe nose with notes of elderflower and stone fruits. Fruit driven with floral flavours and an amazing stoniness. This is a classy wine that would add value to any wine list.
Price £17.50 Lea & Sandeman
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 13%