NZ Winners at Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016


In a crowded wine-competition arena, the drinks business Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016 stands out for its assessment of wines purely by grape variety rather than by region. Divided only by price bracket and, for ease of judging, style too, the blind tasting format allowed wines to be assessed without prejudice about their country of origin.

The Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016 Judges

The Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016 Judges

The best wines were awarded medals that ranged from Bronze through to Gold, as well as Master, the ultimate accolade, given only to exceptional wines in the tasting.

The wines were judged by a cherry picked group of Masters of Wine and one Master Sommeliers on 13 January at Bumpkin in London’s South Kensington.

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Here are the New Zealand results extracted for your information.

Unoaked 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Company Wine Name Vintage Region Medal
Under £10
Indevin New Zealand Cowrie Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Gold
Yealands Wine Group Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Gold
Indevin New Zealand Tesco Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Snapper Rock Wines Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Yealands Wine Group The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Konrad Wines Hole in the Water Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Indevin New Zealand Wairau Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Sacred Hill Vineyards Whitecliff Winemaker’s Selection Marlborough 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Marisco Vineyards The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Bronze
Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Lanchester Wines Nika Tiki Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Marisco Vineyards Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Bronze
£10-£15
Te Pa Wines Pa Road Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Gold
Marisco Vineyards Leefield Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Silver
Babich Wines Rongopai Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Craggy Range Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Lawson’s Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Marisco Vineyards The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Silver
Lawson’s Dry Hills Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Babich Wines Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
£10-£15
Clark Estate Clark Estate 2015 Marlborough 2015 Marlborough Silver
Mud House Single Vineyard The Woolshed Marlborough 2015 Marlborough Silver
Hayward Bros 3 Stones Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Bronze
Sacred Hill Vineyards Sacred Hill Orange Label Marlborough 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Yealands Wine Group Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, Avery Vineyard 2015 Marlborough Bronze
Sacred Hill Vineyards Wild South Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Yealands Wine Group Yealands Estate L5 Single Block 2016 Marlborough Bronze
te Pa Wines te Pa Family Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Mission Estate Winery Mission Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Lawson’s Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
£15-£20
te Pa Wines te Pa Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Silver
Nobilo Wines Nobilo Icon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Tohu Winery Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Babich Wines Headwaters Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Kim Crawford Wines Small Parcels Spitfire Marlborough 2016 Marlborough Silver
Ohau Wines Woven Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Ohau Bronze

Oaked 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Stoneleigh Stoneleigh Wild Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Gold
Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Gladstone Silver
Domain Road Vineyard Domain Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Central Otago Silver
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard, Marlborough 2016 Martinborough Silver
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard, Marlborough 2015 Martinborough Bronze
Pernod Ricard Winemakers Brancott Estate Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Bronze
Matahiwi Vineyard Holly by Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Bronze
Babich Wines Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Bronze
Yealands Wine Group Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve 2015 Marlborough Bronze
Pernod Ricard Winemakers Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Bronze
De Grendel Wines De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Western Cape Bronze
£15-£20
te Pa Wines “Oke” Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Gold
Giesen Wines The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough Silver
Mission Estate Winery Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Silver
Elephant Hill Estate Elephant Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Hawkes Bay Silver
Pernod Ricard Winemakers Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough Bronze
Mission Estate Winery Reserve Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Hawkes Bay Bronze
£20-£30
Giesen Wines The Fuder Matthews Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough Gold
Giesen Wines The August 1888 Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough Gold
Giesen Wines The Fuder Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough Gold
Burch Family Wines Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Margaret River Silver
Ohau Wines Ohau Gravels Select Vines Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Ohau Silver

Sweet 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Marisco Vineyards The Ned Noble Sauvignon Blanc (180 g/l) 2015 Marlborough Silver
£15-£20
Marisco Vineyards The King’s A Sticky End Noble (168 g/l) 2015 Marlborough Bronze
£20-£30
Brancott Estate Letter Series ‘B’ Late Harvest (221 g/l) 2014 Marlborough Gold
Giesen Wines The Brothers Late Harvet Sauvignon Blanc (223 g/l) 2013 Marlborough Silver

Rosé blend (min 50% Sauvignon Blanc)

Under £10
Antipodean Sommelier Snapper Rock Sauvignon Rose 2016 Marlborough Bronze