Superior sauvignon

Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, NZD $35

Intense sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, melon, tree fruit and nectarine flavours. The wine has impressive purity, an exquisite balance and an ethereal texture. An incredibly lengthy finish demonstrates real power. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Cloudy Bay clams, spaghetti, garlic, chilli, “poor man’s parmesan”

Stockists: Fairbourne Wines; The Village Winery, Auckland; Vino Fino, Christchurch (NZ)

Ranked #17 of 137 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $27.24 Avg 95pt 2016 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand

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