2018 Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018: I’ve been drinking this one for all of its 25 years and it’s still the best, basically a well-balanced battle for dominance between tropical fruits and refreshing acidity. Serve chilled. Richardson’s of Whitehaven, UK


It’s time we took another look at Sauvignon Blanc, a wine that can be refreshing, fruity, acidic, pungent, serious and fun.

Sauvignon’s spiritual home is Sancerre in France but it’s far better known over the last couple of decades for one far-flung wine region and one innovating winemaker. The far-flung region is Marlborough in New Zealand, where the winemakers of the 1980s took Sancerre’s bone dry and often austere grape and tarted it up a bit...

Read Gerard Richardson's full article on 'How New Zealand revived Sauvignon Blanc' here.