Very pale in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid pallet the wine is dominated by some strong grapefruit flavors. The wine has a long finish with some nice mouth grip! This is a big, boisterous Sauv blanc. I would give it an 89! Careful what you serve it with, if it’s too mild in flavors, this wine will over power it.
From the LCBO web site:
DOG POINT VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012 VINTAGES 677450 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 22.95
Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand By: Dog Point Vineyard
Style: Aromatic & Flavourful 13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
If you buy no other 2012 New Zealand sauvignon currently on the shelves, don’t miss Dog Point. There’s a consummately crafted dimension to this wine that propels it above the vast sea of sauvignon, a wine of genuine character and interest. A one-fifth portion of wild ferment and lees ageing instils a mineral mouth feel and complexing nuances of struck flint. Carefully regulated yields have produced an impeccably gauged fruit profile that tactically dodges the extremes of underripe herbaceousness and overripe passionfruit, falling neatly into the middle ground of grapefruit, lemon zest, guava and golden delicious apple. A focused acid line and outstanding, lingering, textural persistence make not only for immediate appeal but promise medium-term potential. Drink 2012-2019. Score – 95. (Tyson Stelzer, tysonstelzer.com, Undated)