Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (Marlborough, NZ)
$28, Screwcap, 13.5%
It shows nettle and fennel on the nose, yet nothing to suggest unripeness. Rather, it’s got a tropical flourish without the tinned passionfruit found in so many Marlborough Sauv Blancs. Like muchly.
It tastes different too – driven by flavour intensity and big acidity, with a solid wall of both flavour and phenolic grip.
Really smart Sauv.
Score: 18/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? A glass or two with a cheeky Szechuan crab would be ideal.