Crunch finish.” -Wine Spectator Magazine, “It’s a new look for this well-loved Sauvignon Blanc from the family owned, Auckland-based Babich winery. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, crisp and tightly bound, slender flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruits are entwined with fresh herbs and framed by youthful phenolic textures and grip. -Ottawacitizen.com, July 2016, “Celebrating 100 years of winemaking is no small feat, yet Auckland-based Babich is doing just that in 2016. -Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Sept 2014, “Nectarine, ripe citrus, feijoa and dill fragrance sets the scene for a delightful palate that’s filled with attractive flavours and refreshing acidity. The fruit for this wine was grown in the Taylor Pass, Lower Wairau, Hawkesbury and Awatere sub-regions of Marlborough, avoiding the main Wairau Valley floor sites. A perfect combination with seafood - particularly oysters. It’s a great choice for oysters and other seafood, as well as for fish and chips.” Delicious from the start.” -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. UK: London . Cut green and red smells, followed by the inevitable passionfruit, hints of ripe mushy tropical melon, attractive without any “cat’s pee”. In 1975, when Marlborough’s first Sauvignon Blanc vines were planted, no one could have predicted the superstar status that this variety would attain within a couple of decades. -Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2013, “This has a bright melon, gooseberry, lime and passionfruit nose, some gentle, grassy, fresh cut herbs too. -Chris Waters, Vine, Canada, March/April 2014 issue, “Light, fresh and agreeably tangy Sauvignon Blanc with green capsicum, guava, grapefruit and gooseberry flavours. Drink it now to 2013.” The flavor profile is a tasty gentle grapefruit with hints of pear. Solid effort.” Residual Sugar: 3.1g/l. ), Alcohol: 13.0% Light-bodied and with bright acidity, the citrus flavours explode on the palate, bringing ripe lemon, grapefruit and a hint of lime with underlying green apple notes. This is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which is consistently produced in a fuller, riper, softer style that develops well. 5 STARS Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018. Wineries in the Marlborough region were producing outstanding Sauvignon Blanc by the early 1980s, and in 1985 the Sauvignon Blanc from Cloudy Bay Vineyards finally garnered international attention and critical acclaim for New Zealand wine. It was then left to settle on its yeast lees for a very short period before being racked back into stainless steel tanks for maturation. Fresh, crisp and clean with zesty flavors of ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple with subtle hints of green herbs. The entry is sweet-fruited and juice with tropical fruits and blackcurrant. The softer character makes it attractive on its own or served with fish or seafood dishes.” Residual Sugar: 3.6g/l. 4 STARS – Winestate Magazine, March 2021 issue. 4 STARS Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tightly bound flavours of aromatic gooseberry fruit, white florals and passionfruit are lifted by esters and crisp acidity. Firm, crisp, refreshing and dry. GOLD MEDAL, 95 POINTS – (Best White Wine Score – les grandes médaille – 1 of only 6 awarded) -Concours Prix du public 2011,Quebec, Canada, SILVER MEDAL -San Francisco Wine Competition, SILVER MEDAL, 90 POINTS -Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition, 4 STARS, -Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2011, 4 STARS, 18/20 -Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Jan 2011, 90/100 -Uncorked Magazine, Canada- Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, March 2011, 4 STARS, 87 POINTS -Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb, 2011, “Very easy to enjoy, this is not a dramatic, “leap-out-of-the-glass” style. 88 POINTS The nose is softly aromatic with passionfruit, gooseberry and white floral notes, along with tropical fruit and fermentation esters, showing herb and minerally notes with aeration. The family-owned Babich produces a staggering assortment of wines from across New Zealand, yet this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the one we see here the most. Pair with the obvious seafood, or with fresh herb and chevre quiche or noodles in a herb and butter sauce.” –Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s 2017 Buyers Guide, “There’s a savory side to the green tea and herb flavors here, mingling with citrus and melon notes. -International Wine Challenge 2011 – UK. Lovely concentration followed with a lengthy citrus zesty finish. Now, Marlborough Sauvy Is World Famous For Its Unique, Fresh Flavours 4 STARS The aromatics grow in breadth and depth with aeration. -Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb, 2011, “Lively pithy nose, ripe fruit, medium length, distinct palate profile. -Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Jan 2011, “Pale colour in the glass. Specially Selected by our Wine Makers. 90 POINTS The entry is all upfront fruit salad, with extra lashings of pear and some kiwifruit. A well-balanced wine with the palate weight, sweet fruit flavours and the crisp acidity usually associated with this style. Then came the best part; each batch was tasted, and the final blend created! Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz - Oct 2015 -Wine Spectator Magazine, May 2014, “From New Zealand’s Marlborough region, this superior sauvignon delivers concentrated flavours and a lot of complexity. Gentle acidity aids drinkability.” Crisp and clean in the mouth, this medium bodied Sauvignon offers a decent mouthful of flavor and a medium-long apple laced finish. A lush, green valley tucked between striking mountain ranges and the golden sands of the New Zealand coast, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is celebrated for its refreshingly crisp, zesty taste. 4 STARS On Monday 23rd March, as we were handpicking our first Sauvignon Blanc, we heard that New Zealand was heading into lockdown for a month. World-class New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from an epic family winemaking team Exuberantly fruity yet crisp and refreshing, let Bill and Claudia show you why Marlborough is THE place for 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. Enjoyable from the start.” The softer character makes it attractive on its own or served with fish or seafood dishes.” At its best: now to 2012.” An archetypical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.” Full-bodied and dry, it’s a very non-herbaceous style, with strong yet delicate, well-ripened flavours of passionfruit and lime, a rounded finish and great drinkability.” Try it alongside a salad of tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs. -Ted McIntyre, www.travelinggolfer.net, “Made mainly from estate vineyards, Babich consistently offers a tasty and refreshing sauvignon blanc with riper tropical and citrus fruit notes and richer texture than many of its Marlborough neighbours.” It has a kiss of sweetness on the palate, nicely offset with racy acidity. This has some good polish in 2018. 91 POINTS The palate is well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavors that linger on the seductive finish. Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc 75Cl. pH: 3.30 Bottle (750ml) Standard delivery 1 week No minimum order. The 2016 vintage is typical. It is very much on the tropical fruit side of the savvy blanc spectrum, with fruit from several Marlborough vineyards blended to create a consistent style. The last substantial rainfall of summer was on 17th December and after that Marlborough dried out. -Vines Magazine, Canada, March 2012, “Textbook New Zealand style at an attractive price, offering passion fruit, gooseberry, a hint of banana, grass and gunflint. 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.” -Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Jan 2016, “Signature Marlborough pungency leads the way. Aromas of gooseberry with lifted lantana and a hint of grapefruit. This wine is clean, fresh and tropical, with fruit from several vineyards situated throughout Marlborough. Excellent everyday drinking at a very fair price.” A snazzy little people-pleaser, our Pinot Gris is designed to freshen and delight. ‘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. The season started cool and unsettled, but temperatures quickly warmed up leading to an early, quick flowering. 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. -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. Palate offers a big, rich mouthfeel of lime, asparagus and gooseberry flavours with a lovely citrus acid finish. 4 STARS Vibrant Waihopai Sauvignon, full of guava and gooseberry. 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. More Details. After extensive tasting trials by the winemakers, this Sauvignon Blanc was blended, finished and bottled. -Rod Phillips, Ottawa Citizen, May 7th 2014, “Babich aims for a riper style of Sauvignon Blanc with more tropical flavours and fleshy texture that the assertive, high acidity style favoured by other Marlborough producers. Well fruited entry and mid-palate, focused but lush. Sitting at the top of South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand's superstar, famous for iconic Sauvignon Blanc. 4 STARS JULES TAYLOR MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020. I would pair this very good value Sauvignon Blanc with pan seared scallops. Light to medium-bodied, dry, crisp, the palate is straightforward and linear in its delivery of clean, thirst-quenching flavors” -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. TA: 6.6g/l 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. to harvest each block individually once the fruit was ripe and the flavours were perfect. A great food wine that can be enjoyed now but should become even more interesting with a little bottle-age. -Sam Kim, www.wineorbit.co.nz, March 2014, “Lemon, grapefruit and green apple flavors show a juicy acidity, with details of orange zest and chamomile on the finish.” Alcohol: 13.0% 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. Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Go to shop The Soho Wine Supply. The perfect wine to have with crayfish.” Balance is fresh and lingering. It is noted for its complete lack of subtlety, its intense flavors of green pepper and gooseberry, and a character that has been famously described as "cat's pee on a gooseberry bush". Delightful – with or without food.” The family-owned winery produces a staggering assortment of wines from across New Zealand; however, this Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the one we’re most familiar with. Want in? Vibrant tropical and citrus aromas of passionfruit, lime and pink grapefruit leap from the glass, supported by exotic notes of lemongrass and Vietnamese mint. 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. 2018. A combination of barrel and cool tank fermentation has added complexity and interest to this intensely flavourful wine. -Michael Cooper, NZ Listener Magazine, Oct, 2010, “Good tropical fruit both on the nose and in the palate with balanced acidity and decent length. 4 STARS Ottawa Citizen newspaper, Canada, Jan 2015, Alcohol: 13.0% -The Globe and Mail Newspaper, Canada, 1st April 2012, “This almost clear colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a mild grapefruit bouquet. 4 STARS It’s about fresh seafood sought by the world’s finest chefs. After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavours of this wine. TA: 6.5g/L The palate is mouthwatering with linearity and a concentrated core, the racy acid enlivening the aromatics and fermentation esters. Here At Matua, Sauvignon Blanc Is Pretty Special. Fabulous 90-Point Marlborough Star. Now, Marlborough Sauvy Is World Famous For Its Unique, Fresh Flavors A solid example of the Marlborough style showing good varietal character.” In a sheltered corner of the Malborough region, grapes grown by the sea give this exquisite Sauvignon Blanc its complex aromas and soft texture. We’ve taken a crack at a unique drop and the results more than fine. Enjoy – Ken” The wine is softly perfumed with broom and tropical notes. 94 POINTS - BOB CAMPBELL M.W. Textured and sweet fruited, current, gooseberry, apple and ripe citrus with juicy green notes and a gentle spice. 88 POINTS Mandarin notes also. Recently awarded 4 out of 4 Stars by Michael Cooper. Good luck taking your pick. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc This is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which is consistently produced in a fuller, riper, softer style that develops well. Dry ans elegant, this is still youthful and tight in presentation, with restrained stonefruit, lime and gooseberry flavours, all quite subtly nuanced and interwoven. -Tizwine.com, November, 2010, “Joe Babich favours ‘a fuller, riper, softer style of Sauvignon Blanc. To discover our wines, please verify you are over the legal drinking age in your country. The result is a highly aromatic nose that's unmistakably Marlborough but with individuality. 10 Years Later, We Were Making It In Marlborough. -Regan Drew, QueenslandTimes, 24 Oct 2015, Alcohol: 13.0% At the winery the grapes were pressed into stainless steel tanks for cold settling before gently racking off juice lees. However, those seeking something different will be … -Lisa-Perrotti Brown, eRobertParker.com #209, Oct 2013, “Babich aims for a riper style of Sauvignon Blanc with more tropical fruit flavours and fleshy texture than the assertive, high acidity style favoured by other Marlborough producers. Quite an elegant style, the uncomplicated gooseberry, green capsicum and grassy flavours are bright and clean. TA: 7.9g/l -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com #197, Oct 2011, “Joe Babich favours ‘a fuller, riper, softer style of Sauvignon Blanc. DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL -China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013, DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL -San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013, SILVER MEDAL -International Wine Guide 2013, 5 STARS -Winestate Magazine, Special Edition 2012, 91 POINTS -Sam Kim, www.wineorbit.co.nz , Sept 2012, 90 POINTS -Steve Thurlow, WineAlign, National Post – Canada, August 2013, “A lovely expression of classic Marlborough style, the bouquet is perfumed with white peach, feijoa, capsicum and floral notes. Sauvignon Blanc Pungently aromatic, vividly pure fruit, herbaceous and exotically tropical, plus mineral depths, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is an international brand in its own right. This upfront, in-your-face drop captures the essence of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 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. -2013 Penguin Wine Guide, “Complex, lifted bouquet – all grassy and tropical. Fresh and juicy fruit, with nettle and herbal notes take the mid palate to the finish to join agreeably with guava and lime. TA: 8g/l pH: 3.4 This fruit-driven new world style wine is what we all come to love and expect of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes from our various Marlborough vineyards were picked, crushed and pressed at perfect ripeness. Medium-bodied with a good amount of freshness and varietal character, it finishes medium-long and with good balance.” It doesn’t assault the senses but is made for enjoyment rather than effect. Rounded and crisp. Sauvignon Blanc was commercially produced on our shores for the first time in the 1970s and is now New Zealand’s most widely planted variety. The 2010 vintage is weighty and dry, fleshy and sweet-fruited, with rich tropical-fruit flavours, moderate acidity and a well-rounded finish. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, www.erobertparker.com, #224, Apr 2016, “You don’t have to pay a lot to get a well-made New Zealand Sauvignon, and this bottling from the reliable Babich brand is proof that solid sub-$15 values can readily be found. pH: 3.3 This wine is clean, fresh and tropical, with fruit from several vineyards situated throughout Marlborough. Offering terrific fruit purity and vibrancy, the wine shows grapefruit, Granny Smith apple, nectarine and lemon zest aromas on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate that delivers excellent fruit power and persistency. The finish maintains focus well. -Wine Spectator, Issue 30 Apr 2017. It’s punchy on the palate but has a creamy edge. Dry to taste, this is an elegant wine with tight, intense fruit flavours, the gooseberry and herbs very pure, and cut by bracing acidity. 90/100 -Uncorked Magazine, Canada- Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, March 2011, “It’s ripe and gently aromatic on the nose displaying stonefruit, lime and capsicum characters. A wine for enjoying well-chilled, in its youth, on a warm afternoon. 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. Aromas of blackcurrant and gooseberry over tropical fruits and citrus with a trace of jasmine. 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. pH: 3.39 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. flavours. the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at various temperatures, and with a mix of wild and inoculated yeast, to capture the unique combined qualities of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and also build in some textural and flavour complexity. This Sauvignon Blanc is typically pungent with grapefruit, lantana and blackcurrant. 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