Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 2020

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 2020

 

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Dog Point
Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Marlborough
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 95 2020
WS Wine Spectator 95 2020
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2020
RP Robert Parker 89 2017
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2016
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James Suckling (JS) : 95 Points (2020)
Layers of crushed stones, smoked almonds, green apples, lemon pith, white pepper, licorice and oyster shells. It's so powerful and concentrated. Tightly wound and phenolic with a medium body and sharp acidity. Intense, and just keeps going. Always a sophisticated and complex sauvignon blanc. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 95 Points (2020)
Stunning, with a complex, aromatic mix of beeswax, litsea oil, vetiver and honeysuckle notes up front, followed by ripe peach, melon and lemon curd flavors at the juicy core. Reveals whiffs of grilled lemon and smoke that swirl around the flavors, as well as a hint of crushed rock minerality on a supple, seamless frame. Gains momentum on the epic finish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2020)
From one of Marlborough’s most distinctive producers, this single site Sauvignon Blanc is aged and fermented in older French oak barrels in the Pouilly-Fumé style. The resulting wine is golden hued with opulent aromas of roasted nuts, grilled pineapple, lemon oil and gun smoke. The palate is equally rich but restrained, countered by mouthwatering acidity, with focus and flavor depth that lingers long on the finish. It’s a Sauvignon made like a Chardonnay, so it won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but this bottling, from a strong vintage, finds great balance and could cellar for several years.

Robert Parker (RP) : 89 Points (2017)
Struck flint and hints of woodsmoke appear on the nose of the 2017 Section 94, a Sauvignon Blanc fermented in barrel with indigenous yeasts. This is a tight, compact vintage for this bottling, with tightly coiled grapefruit flavors partially concealed by notions of fresh greens and crushed stone. It's crisp and medium-bodied, with a citrusy finish. It's a solid effort, but compared to other recent Section 94s, it leaves me wanting more.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2016)
Bright, light yellow. Sexy leesy funkiness to the aromas of ripe peach, fresh herbs and stony minerality, plus a touch of lemon peel with air. Quite dry and tactile, with penetrating, distinctly saline mineral acidity currently keeping the wine's primary fruit flavors under wraps; still some undissolved CO2. A fascinating extract-rich Sauvignon, at once fine-grained, salty and very long. Strong minerality and lemony cut reminded me a bit of Burgundy. Extremely young wine with terrific inner-mouth tension. and a superb tactile, rising finish. Not at all about fruit in the early going. (ST) (5/2016)

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Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 2020 Reviewed by James Suckling 16-10-2023 . Score: 4