Revered wine critic Jancis Robinson recounts a recent, and unexpected, tasting experience in a recent newsletter. Though she had grand plans on treating her team to Coche-Dury Meursault 2010, she felt they were a bit lackluster and had a similar experience with a Bourgogne Blanc 2011 from the same, highly-lauded producer. These are stunning wines and we are also surprised by her experience!
Comparing the two, she said, “It was certainly more exciting than the 2010 village wine, and displayed some of the tension for which Coche wines have become famous, but when I also poured some Dog Point Chardonnay 2016 left over from a few nights previously we agreed it was the more exciting wine.” She continued, “And, with its light reduction/struck match whiff, it was very similar in some respects to how many of us remember the Coche-Dury wines of the first decade of this century. Except of course for the price.” She goes on to elaborate on the tasting notes of the Dog Point wine in detail, adding that Dog Point is one of the most respected and top rated producers in New Zealand. It is an extremely interesting column, and we encourage you to read the entire PDF enclosed.
Dog Point Vineyard
Several influential voices in the wine industry believe that in time Chardonnay may prove New Zealand's single highest achievement. All three of the Dog Point wines fermented in barrel are small in production, but the Chardonnay is the smallest, and at times indeed the most dazzling.
Dog Point Vineyard
Several influential voices in the wine industry believe that in time Chardonnay may prove New Zealand's single highest achievement. All three of the Dog Point wines fermented in barrel are small in production, but the Chardonnay is the smallest, and and times indeed the most dazzling.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Almost since its inception, Dog Point has been recognized as among the very top (arguably the very top) wine producers in New Zealand. Their two very different Sauvignon Blancs, their Pinot Noir, and their Chardonnay are all wines of astounding quality and complexity not just in the context of New Zealand wines, but globally.