Sauvignon Blanc

3 Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs from the 2022 Vintage

I was recently sent samples of some new release Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. I’ve long been a champion of Cloudy Bay and Kim Crawford is somewhat ubiquitous but have never really experimented far beyond that. All of these wines will be great at the table as you wind down your Summer.

Appellation Marlborough Wine recently launched of the Wine Map of Marlborough.

2022 Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc – Very light in color. 12% ABV. Fragrant nose of tropical fruits, citrus and flowers. Medium body with mouth watering acidity. Bright and racy. Passionfruit, lime and nectarine on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. Really delightful Sauvignon Blanc. Best over the next 2-3 years. $18 at retail. My rating: 91 points.

2022 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc – Pale in color. 13% ABV. Pretty nose of tropical fruits, citrus and and grass. Medium body with medium acidity. Fresh and vibrant. Pink grapefruit, pear and lemon on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Best over the next 1-2 years. $18 at retail. My rating: 88 points.

2022 Walnut Block Sauvignon Blanc – Straw colored. 13% ABV. Citrus, grass and minerals on the nose. Medium acidity and tart fruits. Crisp and refreshing. Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon and a hint of vanilla on the palate. Nice length on the finish. Delicious and easy to drink. Best over the next several years. $19 at retail. My rating: 89 points.

Reviews based on samples provided.

All of these wines are widely available and fairly priced.

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