Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2015: The results

100% Sauvignon Blanc – Sweet

Company Wine name Region Country Vintage Medal
£10-£15
 Sileni Estates  Sileni Exceptional Vintage Pourriture Noble  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Marisco Vineyards  The Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2013  Silver
£15-£20
 Marisco Vineyards  The King’s A Sticky End  Marlborough  New Zealand  2013  Gold

Sauvignon Blanc blend (min 80%) – Unoaked

Company Wine name Region Country Vintage Medal
Under £10
 Marlborough Valley Wines  Tukituki Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Marlborough Valley Wines  Extra Special Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 La Moneda  La Moneda Sauvignon Blanc  Central Valley  Chile  2015  Silver
 Viña Santa Rita  Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc  Central Valley  Chile  2015  Silver
 Viña Concha y Toro  Reservado Sauvignon Blanc  Central Valley  Chile  2014  Bronze
£10-£15
 Mission Estate  Vineyard Selection Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Saint Clair  Founders 78 Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
£15-£20
 La Motte Wine Estate  La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc  Cape South Coast  South Africa  2015  Silver
 Silverado Vineyards  Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  Napa Valley  USA  2014  Bronze

Sauvignon Blanc blend (min 80%) – Oaked

Company Wine name Region Country Vintage Medal
Under £10
 Paul Cluver Wines  Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc  Elgin Valley  South Africa  2015  Silver
£10-£15
 Wingara Wine Group  Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc  Coonawarra  Australia  2014  Bronze
£15-£20
 Jackson Family Wines  Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc  California  USA  2013  Silver
£20-£30
 Jackson Family Wines  Matanzas Creek Winery Bennett Valley Sauvignon Blanc  Bennett Valley  USA  2015  Silver

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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