2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC, $ 18
Adelaide Hills, SA 11 per cent www.olearywalkerwines.com
Light, bright and fresh tropical fruit aromas and fl avours full of zesty juiciness and a clean fi nish. Chill well for a straightforward, don’thave- to- think- about- it refresher.
2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC, $ 18
Marlborough, NZ 13 per cent www.brancottestate.com
Pale straw/ green with the typical Marlborough pungency of spiky nettles and tropical fruits, but in need of a bit more acid lift and vitality to be truly refreshing.
2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC, $ 22
Marlborough, NZ 13 per cent www.mudhouse.com.nz
A more restrained and complex drop than its Marlborough partner with the variety’s tropical fruitiness combining with herbaceous and juicy citrus notes.
2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC, $ 25
Margaret River, WA 13.5 per cent www.foresterestate.com. au
A more subtle, lightly oak style with distinct fl oral, pot- pourri- like aromas. It’s a little too delicate for while initially appealing, the fl avours fade fairly quickly towards the fi nish.