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23 February 2015 News

Decanter magazine features the article “A Decade of Dog Point,” which examines a vertical tasting of the New Zealand winery’s offerings. ¬†Highlights of the tasting are featured below.

  • Section 94: “The Sauvignon Blanc releases from a single-vineyard block that spend 18 months in oak. ¬†These were totally convincing in style, my highest mark going to the 2006, followed by the 2012 and 2013, both with 10 years in front of them.”
  • Sauvignon Blanc: “The best of the region; the floral 2014 (17.5/91pts, drink 2015-2020); the Sancerre-style 2013 (17.25/90+, 2015-2017); the lighter 2012 (17/90, 2015-2016); the characterful 2011 (18/93, 2015-2018), down to the vibrant 2006 and still youthful 2004.”
  • Chardonnay: “The 2013 ‘pure Burgundy’ (17.75/92, 2015-2020); the 2012 showing more lemony fruit and good vineyard depth (17.75/92, 2015-2020); the 2011 with super length and balance (18/93, 2015-2020); the 2010 more open, almost as good; the 2009 ready now and both the 2006 and 2005 showing breadth and freshness.”
  • Pinot Noir: “A revelation.”