2008 Spinyback, Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson

Producer: Waimea Estates (Nelson)
Vintage: 2008
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: New Zealand, South Island, Nelson
Appellation: Nelson
Date tasted: 25 November 2009
Price when tasted: £9.99

Tasting notes


Taking its name from an indigenous lizard, this isn't cut from the same pungent, tinned asparagus cloth of many of its peers. It's struck with ashy minerality and crunchy, sugar snap pea notes, and while there's plenty of fresh gooseberry too, it ties in nicely with the wine's savoury facet. Drink from 2009. (16 points) £9.99

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