Bladen Marlborough 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Pinot Noir


Bladen is the wine venture of Chris and Dave Macdonald who established vines at Conders Bend Road, Renwick in 1989. The 8 ha vineyard is planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Gris, the latter being the oldest plantings of this variety in Marlborough. The supplement the fruit from their vineyard with Gewurztraminer from 0.6 ha from the ‘Tilly’ vineyard on Paynters Road and Sauvignon Blanc from 1.5 ha of vines from the ‘Hunter’ vineyard in Alma Street in Renwick. The wines made by Rowan Langdon at the nearby Whitehaven facility are always elegant and delicate with attractive aromatics. I review the latest release 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Pinot Noir.


  • Bladen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Bladen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

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