Howard Vineyard Clover Series Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 2015 $35
This wine has greater intensity of fruit than most of its competitors, and some of the stony mineral raciness found in Loire Valley examples. It’s fresh, clean and faintly salad-herby, the palate lean, intense and nervy. Appetising stuff. (13.2 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score 92 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing: Best within four years.
Food idea: Freshly shucked oysters.
Stockists: Vintage Blue (NSW); St Kilda Wine & Spirits (Vic.)
Price Benchmark: $31.00 Avg 92pt 2015 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Australia