Fairbourne 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $34.95
This no-expense-spared Sauvignon was made from hand-harvested hillside grown grapes with a small portion fermented in new French oak. Pure, taut wine with grapefruit, mineral, and subtle gooseberry flavours. A restrained, classy style that demonstrates its underlying power with a very lengthy finish. Quite concentrated flavours – long and linear. Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on bobcampbell.nz
Food: Salmon and citrus drizzled salad with asparagus and feta.
Stockists: distributed by Vintners (NZ) – www.vintners.co.nz
Ranked #11 of 141 2014 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough
Price Benchmark: $27.38 Avg 95pt 2014 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand