Complex and layered

Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, AUD $35

Aromatic and assertive with heady ripe fruits and beeswax, plus savoury and spice overtones. Pleasing palate tension. Mouth-watering intensity. The skilful use of oak adds layers of flavour and frames the fruit beautifully. A complex wine that deserves the accompaniment of fine food. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Whole baked snapper with capers and brown butter

Stockists: Nautilus Estate (NZ & AU); Negociants New Zealand (NZ distributor); Samuel Smith & Son (AU distributor)

Ranked #50 of 167 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

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