Clos Henri… Sauvignon Blanc with a French-Kiwi twist

Sauvignon Blanc, anyone?  I am surrounded by the stuff and have been amazed by the quality of the wines, which ranged from 2010 to 2016 and from the deep south (Central Otago) to Martinborough – most of the wines have been tasted for two Auckland wine lists I consult on (The Gypsy Tea Rooms and The Elbow Room) and, like, magazine deadlines and vintage, these tastings always have  a long lead time and then all of a sudden… they appear.
Here’s my star top drop for $20…
(More Sauvignon Blanc tasting notes to come, by the way… watch this space).

2016 Clos Henri Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc $20.50

Small in name but certainly not in flavour, Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc delivers  outstanding value for money with its refreshingly bone dry style flattered by crisp but balanced acidity  – juicy grapefruit with a subtle oatmeal taste and more body than most Sauvignon can shake a stick at… the finish is long too. A stunning white. Love the French-Kiwi connection too…. Read more here:

Maison Vauron is the New Zealand distributor.

Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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