Jancis has recently published her list of wines to drink this spring.
There are a two Dog Point wines from TWS on her list. I have not tried them in a while but I am keen to go back and reacquaint myself with both of them, and will add to my next round of purchases. Her other suggestions are also very interesting.
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marlborough 13%
This comes from one of my favourite producers of one of the world’s favourite wines. The NZ estate is run by members of the original Cloudy Bay set-up before its Sauvignon Blanc became ubiquitous. Fans of Coche Dury white burgundies might like to seek out the 2019, which has even more of the Coche struck-match character.
£14.95 The Wine Society
Dog Point Pinot Noir 2018 Marlborough 13%
Very gentle, delicate and nuanced but not quite as compelling as the 2017 is now, which augurs well for the future of this 2018. It is savoury and dry — there’s no distracting sweetness, no beetroot quality, no obvious oakiness. You could certainly enjoy it today but I suspect it might be even better next year. Amazing that one producer can be so good at both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir — and makes pretty smart Chardonnay too.
£25 The Wine Society
Keen to hear your views.