Fresh, intensely concentrated aromas of tropical fruits infused with ripe citrus notes, complemented by lifted hints of lemongrass and passionfruit. Fine texture and acidity, a degree of minerality and a lasting, refreshingly crisp finish.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
If you buy no other 2012 New Zealand sauvignon currently on the shelves, don’t miss Dog Point. There’s a consummately crafted dimension to this wine that propels it above the vast sea of sauvignon, a wine of genuine character and interest. A one-fifth portion of wild ferment and lees ageing instils a mineral mouth feel and complexing nuances of struck flint. Carefully regulated yields have produced an impeccably gauged fruit profile that tactically dodges the extremes of underripe herbaceousness and overripe passionfruit, falling neatly into the middle ground of grapefruit, lemon zest, guava and golden delicious apple. A focused acid line and outstanding, lingering, textural persistence make not only for immediate appeal but promise medium-term potential.
Rating 95 - Drink 2012 - 2019 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Special Edition 90 (OCT/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Fresh, intensely concentrated aromas of tropical fruits infused with ripe citrus notes, complemented by lifted hints of lemongrass and passionfruit.
Fine texture and acidity, a degree of minerality and a lasting, refreshingly crisp finish.
White meats, pale cheeses and seafood - especially scallops and oysters.
Ideally enjoyed as a young wine but may be successfully cellared for several years.