Not all NZ Sauvignon Blanc’s are created equal. I love a nice glass of NZ Sauvignon Blanc. It’s crisp and citrusy.
Last night while at a friends we drank a Babich Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is crisp with a citrus finish of grapefruit. It’s a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc. We moved onto a second bottle that was new to us. It was a 2005 Cairnbrae Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region. It was a dissapointment to us. This wine wasn’t as crisp and citrusy as the Babich. In fact, it had suttle hints of citrus on the finish. Not quite what we expected.
However, if you like Sauvignon Blanc, but feel the citrus flavors are to strong, you might want to try a bottle of the Cairnbrae.