75cl * Vegan & Organic * 13.5% ABV * Marlborough, New Zealand
Marlborough’s Dog Point is a partnership between viticulturalist Ivan Sutherland and winemaker James Healy, both formerly of Cloudy Bay. After leaving Cloudy Bay the pair began making wine from fruit sourced from Sutherland’s own vineyards in the Wairau Valley. Abundant sunshine, low rainfall and cool autumn nights here make for a long grape growing season, enabling the slow evolution of a rich array of vibrant fruit flavours.
Fresh, intensely concentrated aromas of tropical fruits infused with ripe citrus notes, complemented by lifted hints of lemongrass and passionfruit. There is a fine texture and acidity, a degree of minerality and a lasting, refreshingly crisp finish.
Friend of Taurus, Matthew Jukes says about Dog Point, 'I have followed this brand from day one, and they have only ever released exemplary wines. With this extraordinary history, pioneering spirit and genuine influence on the whole of the wine world and its drinkers, it was exciting to read that Ivan highly rates the 2020 vintage. He said, “For overall fruit quality, this is one of the best I have experienced in over 30 years in the NZ wine industry”. Of course, his assessment is spot on because this is as classy, long, lean, brittle and invigorating as any Dog Point Sauvignon I have tasted.'
If this wasn't enough of a glowing review, we have James Suckling giving it 93 points, and saying, 'The palate is crisp, composed and quite nicely coiled into shape. Punchy and pure citrus and tropical flavors sit fresh.'
"Powerful, precise and a classic core of fresh citrus and tropical fruits, an abundance of fresh herbs, minerality and style. On the palate – silky, fresh, salivating and fruit. All the attributes displayed in the bouquet come alive on the palate leading to a lively and refreshing example, well made, lengthy and ready. Best drinking from today and through 2026." 94 Points, Decanter Magazine
But don't just take it from them, or us - why not try it for yourself and see?