4.5 STARS Add Tesco Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 75Cl Add add Tesco Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 75Cl to basket. In the mouth this wine is just lovely; intense yet poised, gently textured but not at the expense of definition, well endowed with grapefruit, lime and edgy minerality. 90 POINTS – JamesSuckling.com Nov 2020, “An enticing, fresh, varietal and pure fruited bouquet followed by flavours of apple and lemon, pink grapefruit, a touch of quince then tropical fruit flavours of pineapple and mango. This wasn’t obvious early in January as ash drifting across from the Australian bushfires resulted in a lot of cooler cloudy weather to keep the vineyards green. -Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2011, “Sauvignon, but not as we know it Scotty. Save £2.00 Was £8.00 Now £6.00 Offer valid for delivery from 03/01/2021 until 25/01/2021. Crisp and clean in the mouth, this medium bodied Sauvignon offers a decent mouthful of flavor and a medium-long apple laced finish. Or try with seared salmon with chilli and coriander on a quinoa salad with torn lettuce leaves, basil and sesame. Very long with lingering passionfruit. A well-balanced wine with the palate weight, sweet fruit flavours and the crisp acidity usually associated with this style. Bright lifted herbals, fennel, blackcurrant and lemon. The Marlborough district of New Zealand's South Island has set the world standard for crisp Sauvignon Blanc wines. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tightly bound flavours of aromatic gooseberry fruit, white florals and passionfruit are lifted by esters and crisp acidity. Here At Matua, Sauvignon Blanc Is Pretty Special. About Loire Sauvignon There are around 123,000ha of Sauvignon Blanc planted throughout the world, of which around 10,000ha are in the Loire and 20,600ha in Marlborough. Residual Sugar: 3.6g/l. Marlborough is about world famous Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s largest winegrowing region, and the soils and enviable climate that create it. TOP 100 A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc crafted in a style ensuring fruit freshness. Drink it now to 2013.” The nose is very fine and intense with fresh pungent passionfruit and gooseberry aromas, along with herbal notes, still quite tightly bound. The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 is immediately appealing on the nose displaying grapefruit, peach, feijoa and herbaceous characters, followed by a lively palate that is pristine and flavoursome. Ripe with gooseberry, melon and citrus flavours, this is nicely weighted wine with balanced alcohol.” This Sauvignon Blanc is typically pungent with grapefruit, lantana and blackcurrant. Residual Sugar: 4g/l, GOLD MEDAL & TROPHY (BEST VALUE NEW ZEALAND WINE) -China Best Value Wine & Spirits Awards 2012, SILVER MEDAL -San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012, 4 STARS -Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2012, 4 STARS -Bob Campbell MW, www.bobswinereviews.com, Oct 2011, 4 STARS -Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, October 2011, 89 POINTS -KensWineGuide.com, February, 2012, “A young, fresh wine that is almost jumping out of the glass – this is a delightful drink. -Cuisine Magazine, Dec 2015 issue, “The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc gives note of fresh apples and grapefruit with a grass and pea pod undercurrent. Firm, crisp, refreshing and dry. The bouquet is light, fresh and mouthwatering with aromas of gooseberry and tropical fruits, lifted with aromatic stonefruits and unfolding some pungent passionfruit and hints of green beans. Cconsistently fine boutique wines bursting with flavour. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com #197, Oct 2011, “Joe Babich favours ‘a fuller, riper, softer style of Sauvignon Blanc. Good now – great with time!” -Christopher Waters, Toronto Sun, 19 Feb 2014, “Lean, green grassy style, with excellent varietal lift and expression. The softer character makes it attractive on its own or served with fish or seafood dishes.” Sauvignon Blanc. A combination of barrel and cool tank fermentation has added complexity and interest to this intensely flavourful wine. Lots of vibrato and energy on the palate with spicy acidity, a core of tropical, citrus and white fleshed fruit flavours, moments of satin texture adding to the complexity and mouthfeel. The acidity is well pitched and contributes a zesty texture. A very well balanced Sauvignon Blanc with a lovely medium weight. -2013 Penguin Wine Guide, “Complex, lifted bouquet – all grassy and tropical. The mouthfeel is bright and refreshing with zesty acidity, and the wine flows along a fine line carrying to an elegant, lingering finish. 4 STARS – Winestate Magazine, March 2021 issue. Palate offers a big, rich mouthfeel of lime, asparagus and gooseberry flavours with a lovely citrus acid finish. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc exploded onto the world wine scene in the 1980s and 1990s, to the rapture of wine critics and consumers around the globe. JULES TAYLOR MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020. After extensive tasting trials by the winemakers, this Sauvignon Blanc was blended, finished and bottled. It’s not a jump out of the glass style, but the wines develop well.’ The latest releases reflect a rising input of grapes from the company’s Cowslip Valley Vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, which gives less herbaceous fruit characters than its other Marlborough vineyards. Each block was individually tended throughout the season, ensuring grapes reached optimum ripeness. That's Because Back In 1974, We Produced NZ's Very First Sauvignon Blanc. Apart from the stress caused by virus, the actual harvest was a breeze with some of the best condition fruit we have ever seen. This Sauvignon Blanc has a delicious palate with a full fruited entry, again gooseberry layered with rock melon and a zesty long mineral/herbal finish. Aromas of blackcurrant and gooseberry over tropical fruits and citrus with a trace of jasmine. Fresh, crisp and clean with zesty flavors of ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple with subtle hints of green herbs. This is an elegant, firm-lined, dry Sauvignon Blanc with lifted aromatics. It’s about diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways of the Marlborough … It’s not a jump out of the glass style, but the wines develop well.’ The latest releases reflect a rising input of grapes from the company’s Cowslip Valley Vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, which gives less herbaceous fruit characters than it’s other Marlborough vineyards. This wine has excellent line and length. The 2010 vintage is weighty and dry, fleshy and sweet-fruited, with rich tropical-fruit flavours, moderate acidity and a well-rounded finish. -Bob Campbell, www.bobswinereviews.com, Dec 2013, “From New Zealand’s Marlborough region, this is a vibrant and flavourful sauvignon that goes exceptionally well with white fish and shellfish. pH: 3.45 -Winsor Dobbin, The Sunday Examiner Magazine, Australia, Sep 2011, “Bright, very pale straw colour with a pale rim. Your expectations will be realized – a vibrant Marlborough style, which pops with grapefruit and guava, nettles and capsicum, passionfruit and grass clippings. Not from this part of the world, anyway. -Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Feb 2018, “Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with light green hues, lighter edged. The softer character makes it attractive on its own or served with fish or seafood dishes.” The juice was inoculated with aromatic yeasts and gently fermented at cool temperatures to enhance the wine’s aromas and -WineNZ Magazine, Summer Issue 2010, “Lemon and lime notes dominate on the nose, with modest grassiness and almost none of the bitter bell pepper notes sometimes found in other Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. -Warren Barton, The Dominion Post Christmas Wine Guide 2010, “This is textbook, 100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. Go to shop The Soho Wine Supply. 4 STARS This consistent benchmark of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc never disappoints — drink this fresh white with shellfish, light and creamy cheeses or oysters.” S. 1. 4.5 STARS It's medium bodied and plump, with decent length and broad-based appeal. 88 POINTS The nose is softly full with lifted fermentation esters melded with gooseberry fruit, fresh herbs, green capsicums and tropical fruits, unveiling some passionfruit. A perfect combination with seafood - particularly oysters. The nose is very elegantly presented and tightly bound with ethereal aromas of passionfruit and gooseberries enhanced by subtle herbal notes and chalky, minerally detail. An archetypical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.” Perfumed and lifted with passionfruit, blackcurrant and sweet herbs. Expressive and immediately likeable.” Serve as an aperitif, with antipasto or seafood over the next 18 months – 2 years.” Residual Sugar: 3.0g/L. 17+/20 A well-balanced wine with the palate weight, sweet fruit flavours and the crisp acidity usually associated with this style. Enjoy – Ken” -The Globe and Mail Newspaper, Canada, 1st April 2012, “This almost clear colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a mild grapefruit bouquet. Vibrant Waihopai Sauvignon, full of guava and gooseberry. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc tends to be more pungent and intensely flavoured, still with green fruit at its core but filled out with riper, tropical fruit flavours. ), Alcohol: 13.0% The last substantial rainfall of summer was on 17th December and after that Marlborough dried out. Refreshing finish.” Aromas of lemon blossom, lime and blackcurrant with a touch of guava. More Details. In a sheltered corner of the Malborough region, grapes grown by the sea give this exquisite Sauvignon Blanc its complex aromas and soft texture. SILVER MEDAL – Berlin International Wine Competition 2018, SILVER MEDAL – Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018, 4 STARS – Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Apr 2018, “The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is the best regular bottling I can recall from Babich. The palate has a very supple, fleshy feel with beautifully fresh acidity holding tropical-fruit flavors long and fresh.” -Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, October 2011, “Attractive, delicately succulent wine with passion fruit/tropical fruits, red capsicum and a suggestion of tree fruit flavours. It’s about fresh seafood sought by the world’s finest chefs. The herbaceousness is obvious yet calm and entwined through the fruit flavours. Dry on palate, the freshness and liveliness of the fruit is the feature. The bouquet is fresh, with ripe tropical-fruit aromas; the palate is mouthfilling, with strong, vibrant, passionfruit-evoking flavours, in a non-herbaceous, but still lively and appetisingly crisp, style.” -TiZwine.com, February 2013, “Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a nice mouthful of mixed fruit, with flavors of passion fruit, pear, and lime joined by a dash of chopped green herbs. Juicy passionfruit elements and mineral emerge and the mouthfeel is carried by very fine phenolic textures and crisp acid drive, leading to a long, fresh finish of gooseberries, florals and minerals. Grassy, summery, bright honesty with a hint of spill the beans. TA: 6.9g/L -Ottawacitizen.com, July 2016, “Celebrating 100 years of winemaking is no small feat, yet Auckland-based Babich is doing just that in 2016. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz - Oct 2015 Passionfruit, passionfruit, passionfruit! Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc 75Cl. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has moderately rich and gently succulent flavours of passionfruit and tropical fruit with subtle notes of fresh herbs and delicate nuances of nettles and cut-grass. -Steve Thurlow, WineAlign, National Post – Canada, August 2013, Alcohol: 13.0% A subtle textural thread provides good definition and line through the palate, leading to a long, crisp, dry finish. The flavours are straightforward with a little esters lift, and carry through to a soft-textured finish that recedes gently. -Bob Campbell MW, www.bobswinereviews.com, Oct 2012, “The 2012 is mouthfilling, crisp and dry, with very good depth of tropical-fruit flavours, a herbal undercurrent and – as usual – great drinkability.” Offer. Mandarin notes also. Balance is fresh and lingering. The Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is layered with lime, lemongrass, peapods, and punchy, grassy goodness, it's crammed with character and will have you shakin' what your mama gave ya with sheer tastineess in no time. GOLD MEDAL – China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019, SILVER MEDAL – Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2018, 90 POINTS – Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, “Voluptuous aromas of melon and guava. SILVER MEDAL – NZ International Wine Show 2013, SILVER MEDAL – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013, 88 POINTS – Lisa-Perrotti Brown, eRobertParker.com #209, Oct 2013, 4 STARS – Michael Cooper, www.michaelcooper.co.nz, August 2013, 4 STARS – Winestate Magazine, January 2014, SILVER MEDAL – China Best Value Wine & Spirits Awards 2014, 4 STARS -Chris Waters, Vine, Canada, March/April 2014 issue, SILVER MEDAL – 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition, “The 2013 vintage is mouthfilling and generous. 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