Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2014 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc has a peach-laced nose with underlying hints of gooseberries, grapefruit and chopped herbs. Medium-bodied, the rasping acidity injects plenty of freshness into the intense citrus and herb flavors with a pleasant touch of phenolic chew to lend texture and interest to the good, long finish. (Apr 2015)
Light straw in color with a bright clarity. Displays lifted grapefruit and white currants, with hints of freshly crushed herbs, nettles and flint. The palate has freshness and clean fruit purity, with a finely balanced, refreshing acidity. It shows vibrant varietal aromas, making a powerful palate impression that is quintessential Marlborough.
|Every bottle of WHITEHAVEN wine proudly carries the anchor insignia, the distinctive quality marque of one of New Zealand’s most respected family wine companies.
Established in 1994 in the heart of the internationally renowned Marlborough region, WHITEHAVEN is the realisation of the White family’s vision to create a respected and critically acclaimed winery. Sailing the Pacific, they set a new course for the Marlborough Sounds, dropped anchor and launched a wine label - WHITEHAVEN.
Today the company is headed by Sue White, an enthusiastic advocate of the region, who continues to make the dreams she shared with her late husband Greg a reality.
Sue leads a small, talented, committed team who together are carving global recognition for the WHITEHAVEN label, showcasing elegant, single varietal Marlborough wines to over a dozen countries.
The WHITEHAVEN philosophy centres on the pursuit of ’quality without compromise’ a principle underpinning the entire winemaking cycle – from vineyard management to every bottle of pure Marlborough wine bearing the WHITEHAVEN label.
In a relatively short history WHITEHAVEN has evolved to become one of Marlborough’s leading ambassadors, our award-winning wines bearing the distinctive anchor insignia are enjoyed around the world.
It’s a marque of quality, consistency and integrity.