Blank Canvas Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is exclusively from the Holdaway vineyard, a regeneratively farmed site in Dillons Point. This is the highest scoring New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc by both Rebecca Gibb MW of Vinous and Julia Harding MW of jancisrobinson.com. A classic Marlborough style SB with notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, and fresh herbs, incredibly intense, lovely texture and a saline note on the long finish. A steal at under £20.
17 pts “Intense, vibrant aromas of peapod/capsicum and guava, with the complementary sides of Sauvignon nicely matched – both green and zesty as well as more tropical. It is very hard to believe this is tank-fermented because there is just so much texture undergirding the lovely fruit, made more complex by the salty aftertaste that marks wines from this part of Marlborough and by the gentle stony/mineral quality. Bone dry but somehow rich, concentrated but not at all heavy. Mouth-watering in that long finish.” – Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (Jan 2022)
94 pts "The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Holdaway Vineyard is a richly aromatic wine that bursts with pure fruit flavors. You can expect a veritable fruit salad of nectarine, lemon meringue, apple and a light note of tropical fruit with a whiff of gooseberry. This is a Sauvignon that delivers power, balance and a tangy, salty finish, making for an appetizing style." – Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous (Mar 2022)