Sauvignon on steroids
If you thought sauvignon blanc was limited to those average, yawn-inducing examples from the supermarket, I suggest you save your money and put it towards a bottle of Eaton Thistle Hill Flaxbourne Sauvignon Blanc 2017 ($64) from Marlborough. Winemaker Mike Eaton is all about impact with his sauvignon. Gentle and deliciously pillowy on the palate, there’s marzipan, marshmallows, elderflower, pepper, spices, peach blossom, and a hint of haze from the no fining and no filtration. In individually numbered bottles, this will go down as a classic. To buy, email [email protected]wines.nz.