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"Beautifully fruited & immediately appealing" Wine Orbit

"Succulent & vibrant, delivers pristine fruit flavours, with fine texture" Wine Orbit

A delightful wine pairing well with fresh green-lipped mussels or Caesar salad

Whalebone Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Member rating / 50+
Erp $17.99 $15.64
Awarded 91/100 Points 100% New Zealand Freight Included
Whalebone Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Whalebone Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Member rating / 50+
Whalebone Bay is a colloquial term given to the shores of Port Underwood in Marlborough, that are littered with old whalebone remnants.
Erp $17.99 $15.64


Awarded 91/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 


"Beautifully fruited and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows green rockmelon, nectarine, basil and lemon zest characters. The palate is succulent and vibrant, and delivers pristine fruit flavours and fine texture, superbly balanced by refreshing acidity. Excellent value and great drinking. At its best: now to 2019." Sam Kim. Sept 2017.

Whalebone Bay is a colloquial term given to the shores of Port Underwood in Marlborough, that are littered with old whalebone remnants. It was here in the mid -1800s that whaling was in full swing. The pioneering spirit and uncompromising attitude of these people is reflected today by the dedication of Marlborough grape growers to producing top quality fruit.

The fruit for this Whalebone Bay Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from carefully selected vineyard sites within Marlborough. It’s a lively, fresh wine with a lifted nose of blackcurrant budpassionfruit and citrus blossom.  The palate displays flavours of freshly cut capsicum, passionfruit and fresh stonefruit. Subtle herbaceous notes add complexity and the finish is clean and crisp. Recommended for drinking now or over the next 1-2 years.

Food Pairing: A delightful wine with fresh greenlipped  mussels or caesar salad.


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Fantastic value, great service

Birchwood - 17/12/2018

Great service, pricing and selection. Blackmarket you nailed it once again. Brittany managed the wine for our wedding in March 2018 - superb job indeed!!!

Brian - 14/12/2018

Great taste

Willie - 11/12/2018

Top Savi. Amazing value

Trevor - 08/12/2018

Incredibly lovely wine to our taste. Super value. Love your mystery wines haven’t had a dud yet.

Alessandro - 08/12/2018

Nice wine at a very nice price.

Stephen - 07/12/2018

Great drop

Christine - 18/11/2018

Like this.

Andrea - 18/11/2018

Great wine easy to drink love it .

Ray - 18/11/2018

Lovely wine, will buy more

Scales - 16/11/2018

Lovely wine.

Shirley - 15/11/2018

Don't tell anyone, but this is a great wine, at a great price.

Stephen - 27/09/2018

Easy drinking little acidiy

Kelvin - 19/04/2018

great wine

Fraser - 12/04/2018

Well priced every day fruity wine that punches above its weight

Steve - 25/12/2018

great value!!!

Gary - 23/12/2018

One of my old time favourites!

Lynda - 19/12/2018

Good quality.Good price.Great delivery service

Wayne - 13/12/2018

Even hardened chardonnay drinkers like it

Warwick - 13/12/2018

easy on the pallet - best ever at this price

Ian - 11/12/2018

Good stuff - a softer taste than most traditional Marlborough sauvignons

Gary - 11/12/2018

Great value

Janette - 10/12/2018

A really easy and more-ish wine to drink. Crisp and different from usual Marlborough S/B's. Would purchase again

Lois - 09/12/2018

great flavour value for money

Tony - 16/11/2018

Very enjoyable

Diane - 06/11/2018

Great wine for price

Sharyn - 03/11/2018

Always a delicious Sauvignon Blanc, most enjoyable.

Tony - 06/09/2018

As always very drinkable

Peter - 13/06/2018

same high quaility over the last five years

Dennis - 15/12/2017

Certainly didn't have the passionfruit aroma or flavour that the writeup said. Have had other vintages of this wine previously and have been very good

Timothy - 24/12/2018

Easy drinking

Stephen - 17/11/2018

Average tasting

Pam - 11/11/2018

Excellent price for a quite reasonable wine.

John - 09/11/2018


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