The 2004 YOHU Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, has 13% alcohol, cost under $15, and scored a fine 16 Dionysian points on their 20-point scale.


Not as grassy as most NZ Sauvignon Blancs, but more like South American examples, makes this a good food wine with white grapefruit flavors a and refreshing acidity.


They give tribute to the indigenous New Zealand people, the Maori people for caring for the land that now produces this excellent wine. I ate and drank with the Maori tribesmen and they’ve learned to enjoy our modern pleasures. This is a wine to share with people who know about Sancerre from the Loire.

The 15 year-old example  proved to me that quality Sauvignon Blancs can develop great complexity. I’ll seek out younger TOHU wines to age.     In Vino Veritas.