Haters gonna hate, and there are plenty of sauvignon blanc haters out there, particularly for the wines from Marlborough. But I challenge anyone serious about wine to feel that way about this delicious example, which is a beautiful expression of the variety and place.
Pale in colour and immediately lifts the soul with stunning elegance and complexity. Guava, citrus and cashew oak plus smoky gunflint with subtle aromatic lift rather than sauvignon’s usually forward style. It’s then textural and creamy on the palate with impact from tangy acidity and fruit more in the melon spectrum before finishing long and dry. Stony accents on the finish top it all off very nicely indeed, particularly for a whitebait fritter.