Funky sauvignon

Tohu Mugwi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, NZD $29.95

Flagship sauvignon blanc that’s been fermented in old oak barrels using indigenous yeasts. Impressively rich, weighty wine with capsicum, mineral, struck flint and nutty yeast lees character. It’s a welcome alternative to the usual fresh and fruity style of the regular label. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Blow-torched tuna & ceviche, nashi, wasabi, ponzu, coriander & black kumara

Stockists: Liquorland outlets nationally (NZ); Walker Wines (AU distributor)

Ranked #42 of 131 2015 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $25.59 Avg 93pt 2015 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand

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