The 20th Anniversary edition of New Zealand’s most influential annual wine publication Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines applauds Marlborough as the country’s leading wine region, home to both his 2012 top-pick ‘Best Wine Buys.’

This coveted citation has been given to Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2011 selected by Michael Cooper from over 2000 eligible white wines as his recommended ’Best White Wine Buy of the Year’.

Undoubtedly, Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2011 appeals to Michael Cooper, who rates it 5-Stars and writes –

‘From one vintage to the next, Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc is classy, with rich passionfruit/lime flavours, very fresh, pure and well-rounded. The 2011 vintage of this multiple Gold Medal and Trophy-winning label is right on form – and you can buy a bottle for less than $20.

‘Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 is a classic regional style – mouth-filling, punchy and dry, with crisp, ripe tropical-fruit flavours to the fore, a herbal undercurrent, and lovely poise, delicacy and length. Already very open and expressive, it’s the sort of Sauvignon Blanc that draws you back for a second glass…and a third.’