96/100 | Decanter "Stunning intensity. Tremendous stuff".
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Bob Campbell MW
95/100 | James Suckling
93/100 | Wine Spectator
91/100 | Wine Enthusiast
Dog Point is run by two ex-Cloudy Bay legends, Ivan Sutherland and James Healy, and Dog Point's "Section 94" is one of the most delicious and distinctive New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs out there. With decades of industry leading experience behind them and some of the best (organically certified) estate vineyards in all of Marlborough, Dog Point is truly one of the most remarkable properties in the southern hemisphere.
Bob Campbell MW describes Section 94 best: "It's Sauvignon Jim, but not as we know it! The oak is evident but reasonably subtle, allowing fruit, mineral, citrus and nutty lees character to take centre-stage. It contributes to the wine's rich and creamy texture. A complex wine with a beautifully restrained reductive character."
Decanter writes: "Stunning intensity. Smoky, citrus-infused, spicy and compelling. It’s a full on oaked style but is also very harmonious and savoury. Tremendous stuff."
The winery writes: "Pale straw in colour. Pure focused fruit aromas of ripe citrus, white peach, a pleasant fragrance of white blossom. An underlying yeast influence is attained from a naturally occurring fermentation in old oak barrels for a period of 18 months. A complex full bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality and fresh herbal influence, complimented by a slightly funky reductive edge."