Cult Sauvignon Blanc Adored by Celebs and Critics
Sauvignon Blanc lovers — this is special. Tinpot Hut produces one of New Zealand’s most coveted Sauvignon Blancs, and the release of the 2017 intage is one of the most anticipated bottles in the world. Here’s why. The 2016 vintage received the equal highest score ever for a Sauvignon Blanc — a near-perfect 98 points from Decanter. Prior to this, no Sauvignon Blanc from anywhere in the world has ever been rated “exceptional” by the prestigious UK magazine. It’s no surprise that even celebrities have taken notice. Chef Jamie Oliver recently said in a love letter to Tinpot Hut: “Love your wine, always have some in the cellar.” Fortunately, our own Matt Deller, MW, leveraged his Kiwi connections to secure virtually an exclusive allocation of this near-impossible to find wine. At $18.99 we suggest buying as much as possible before the critics weigh in on this exceptional 2017 Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc.
Tinpot’s gold medals hauled in from competitions like the San Francisco International Wine Competition, Sydney International Wine Competition, Air New Zealand Wine Awards, and the UK’s Sommelier Wine Awards offers all the proof needed to warrant this prized Sauvignon Blanc’s near-cult status. As the judges at the latter event even stated, “That teams of highly attuned sommeliers keep on picking it out for Gold, blind, year after year, vintage after vintage is a truly remarkable testament to the vineyards and the winemaker.”
Tinpot Hut's owner and winemaker Fiona Turner crafts exceptional wines from her Home Block vineyard, established in 2005 in Blind River — Marlborough’s newest, highly lauded subregion, which is fast earning the reputation as its best. The late harvest of 2017 proved an incredible follow-up to the terrific 2016 vintage. Though yields were lower, cooler temperatures throughout the growing season produced berries packed with complexity and concentration. The result is a weightier wine, with terrific mineral-precision that is sure to tip the scales of the critics again.