Sau­vi­gnon on steroids

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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.

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