Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2015: The results

100% Sauvignon Blanc – Oaked

Company Wine name Region Country Vintage Medal
Under £10
 Lidl UK  Chevalier de Fauvert Pays d’Oc Sauvignon Blanc  Languedoc-Roussillon  France  2014  Silver
 Mission Estate  Reserve Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
£10-£15
 Hunter’s Wine  Hunter’s Kaho Roa Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2013  Gold
 Overhex Wines International  Survivor Sauvignon Blanc  Swartland  South Africa  2015  Silver

Harwood Hall

 Harwood Hall Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2010  Silver
 Australian Vintage  Nepenthe Petraea Sauvignon Blanc  Adelaide Hills  Australia  2014  Silver
 Viña Valdivieso  Single Valley Lot Reserva Sauvignon Blanc  Leyda  Chile  2015  Silver
 Ohau Wines  Ohau Woven Stone Sauvignon Blanc  Ohau  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Viña Valdivieso  Winemaker Reserva Sauvignon Blanc  Curico  Chile  2015  Bronze
 Viña Valdivieso  Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc  Leyda  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Reyneke  Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc  Stellenbosch  Western Cape  2014  Bronze
 Elephant Hill Estate & Winery  Elephant Hill Sauvignon Blanc  Hawke’s Bay  New Zealand  2014  Bronze
£15-£20
 Reyneke  Reyneke Reserve White  Stellenbosch  Western Cape  2013  Gold
 Cederberg Private Cellar  Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc  Elim  South Africa  2014  Silver
 Elephant Hill Estate & Winery  Elephant Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc  Hawkes Bay  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Sustainable Wines  Ohau Gravels Sauvignon Blanc  Ohau  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Larry Cherubino Wines  Cherubino Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc  Pemberton  Australia  2015  Silver
 Larry Cherubino Wines  The Yard Channybearup Sauvignon Blanc  Pemberton  Australia  2015  Bronze
 Santolin Wines  Santolin Individual Vineyard Sauvignon  Yarra Valley  Australia  2014  Bronze
 Viña Santa Rita  Santa Rita Floresta Sauvignon Blanc  Central Valley  Chile  2013  Bronze
£20-£30
 Gem  Gem Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2008  Gold
 Marisco Vineyards  The Craft Series Pride and Glory  Marlborough  New Zealand  2011  Gold
 Vinultra  Little Black Beauty Edition Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2012  Gold
 Marisco Vineyards  The Craft Series Pride and Glory  Marlborough  New Zealand  2013  Silver
 Castelfeder KG  Sauvignon Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT ‘RAIF’  Alto Adige  Italy  2014  Silver
£30-£50
 Jackson Family Wines  Stonestreet Aurora Point Sauvignon Blanc  Alexander Valley  USA  2012  Master

4 Responses to “Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2015: The results”

  1. Richard Smart says:

    I was surprised that the article did not mention Oz Clarks comments at the February NZ Sauvignon Blanc celebrations.

    Why is SB so successful with consumers? It is distinctive and recognisable, important virtues for consumers who are made to feel inadequate by the plethora of wine styles and wine writers comments. Here is to distinctive and recognisable varieties. Which might be next, for red and white varieties respectively. Is it Pinot noir now, then Gewurztraminer?? Indeed.

    I asked a leading Marlborough SB producer recently “what is the next variety after Sauvignon Blanc for Marlborough?” Thoughtfully he added “More Sauvignon Blanc”. In response to my query, how come, he said, “You know, there are still some Chardonnay drinkers out there”. QED. Richard Smart

  2. Mike Froud says:

    Why does the headline refer to 2015 rather than 2016, I wondered? Also, is it possible to publish an example of the bottle stickers on the Drinks Buisiness website, so that wine lovers know what to look for on the shelves?

    • Neal Baker says:

      The tasting took place towards the end of last year, and I’m afraid we can’t publish the stickers without running the risk of people downloading them and using them without our permission.

  3. Joanne Winterbottom says:

    Interesting story, thanks. Small correction on the Australian regions (could be a typo).There is no ‘North West Australia’ wine region – the north west is hot as Hades and iron ore and tropical savannah country. The region I think you are referring to is Margaret River, which produces fine SSB and SBS wines. It is in the southern part of the state of Western Australia.

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