Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc

"It's Sauvignon Jim, but not as we know it!"

Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc

2014, Marlborough New Zealand
  • Not your everyday Marlborough Sauvy - aged for 18 months in old French oak using wild yeasts, this is a wine with several years cellaring in mind!
  • Made by ex-Cloudy Bay winemakers
  • 5 Stars, 96/100 & Top Rank (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
  • "It's Sauvignon Jim, but not as we know it!" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • RRP $39.99

    $37.99

    Produced by ex-Cloudy Bay dudes James Healy and Ivan Sutherland. They were partly responsible for producing Cloudy Bay’s world class “Te Koko” oak aged Sauvy back in the day. They took their know-how to their own Dog Point label in producing Section 94.

    This is no ordinary Marlborough Sauvy – it’s oak aged for 18 months in old French Oak barrels using wild yeasts, it’s a full bodied style full of texture and it’s downright amazing. If you haven’t been converted to the oak aged Sauvy movement yet, now’s the time and this is the wine!

    It comes with a big international reputation and never fails to impress. International critic Nick Stock was into this vintage big time, scoring it 96/100 and saying “Tantalising sauvignon blanc made from grapes grown on 29-year-old vines and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Taut, savoury wine with chalky-mineral, struck-flint reductive characters and nut, ginger yeast lees supported by vibrant acidity. A harmonious wine from a top vintage. Should continue to age gracefully ”

    While most Sauvy is made to drink now this is a wine of class that you could comfortably tuck away in the cellar for several years yet. We recommend grabbing a few bottles to open up along the way – just watch it evolve!

    The Dog Point boys recommend fish, poultry or aromatic cheese dishes for the best food matches.

    The Lowdown: 14% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars

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