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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 94626)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Mid straw, with lemon tones.

Aroma: Vibrant currant-leaf, citrus and gooseberry aromas, with freshly cut herb undertones.

Palate: A full flavored, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of archetypal currant and gooseberry flavors, that linger on the dry, clean finish.

Food pairings: Summer salads, poultry and shellfish, such as Marlborough's famous green shell mussels, as well as lobster and white fish.

"Bright, pale straw. Knockout nose combines lemon, lime, pear, melon, flowers, licorice and jalapeno, with a spicy ginger quality emerging with air. Then deep and fresh on the palate, with juicy pineapple and grapefruit flavors complicated by a hint of crystallized citrus peel. There's an element of varietally typical herbaceousness but this wine is ripe, balanced and long."
-International Wine Cellar

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About Whitehaven :

Established in 1994 by Sue and Greg White and winemaker Simon Waghorn, Whitehaven Wine Company is a small, family-owned winery with big aspirations. Sourcing fruit from its own estates and from 12 joint venture or contract growers across Marlborough's Wairau and Awatere valleys, Whitehaven quickly established a reputation for producing quality wines. From modest beginnings, the Company now exports wine, through exclusive agents, to Australia, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States.