Hunters Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2014 $25
An excellent example of the style, with intense passionfruit, citrus and fresh herb aromas with a touch of pungency, the palate searingly intense, dry and focused, with refreshing acidity and a racy profile. Terrific drive and length. (13 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 92 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to five years.
Food: Mussels mariniere.
Stockists: Southern Cellars, Carss Park (NSW); West Brunswick Cellars & Purvis Wine Cellars (Vic.)
Ranked #8 of 34 2014 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough
Price Benchmark: $20.75 Avg 92pt 2014 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand