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Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Wine Review

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2020-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Whitehaven

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Crisp, clean New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of fresh lime and lemongrass. Pair with shellfish or seafood. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering.

Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: fish and chips, lentil and cold bean salad, goat cheese.

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This Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018 was reviewed on May 14, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous lime zest, lemongrass and green pineapple. Medium bodied, balanced, mouthwatering acidity. Perfect with Thai stir fry, patio season lounging and special occasions. Wonderful value. Tasted 2108 vintage in May 2019. This Sauvignon Blanc with Marlborough fruit and labour is showing the love. 91 points #greatvalue
Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Harvested over a two and half week period in March and April 2018, this is a vibrant sauvignon blanc from New Zealand's venerated Marlborough region. Medium bodied, watch for satisfying stone fruit and gooseberry that is mingled with lime zest and fresh cut grass. The quality of this product exceeds its price point.
Lori Sweet rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from the world renowned Marlborough region of New Zealand. Fruity on the nose and palate with a long finish. 13% alcohol.
Emily rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine is very aromatic, with aromas of lemon, grapefruit, and a hint of orange. These carry through to the palate along with lime zest. The high acidity helps to balance the wine so that the medium alcohol level is not overly apparent. Good value for the price point and a consistent go-to in the summer. It pairs well with oven-roasted veggies and could be a match with Mexican or less spicy Asian food since it is both crisp and aromatic.

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