Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The Sutherland and Healy families are making some of Marlborough’s most exciting wines. They admit their stylistic preferences are what drive their approach. After all, they must be able to like to drink what they make! The Dog Point wines, especially the whites are very contemporary and complex, and they are bold in their showing of the sophisticated incorporation of reductive and minerally elements. I find this style particularly suits the ‘Section 94’ Sauvignon Blanc and the Chardonnay, and indeed I regard these wines among the finest of their style for this country. Over the years, the ‘regular’ Sauvignon Blanc has shown similar expression, but Dog Point are very careful to draw a line so that the wine remains fruit expressive, rather than allowing inputs to have a dominating role. Here, I review the 2016 ‘regular’ Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc from a warmer than average growing season, resulting in earlier picking and slightly lower alcohols, but also the retention of fresh acidity and minerality.


  • Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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