Wine of the Week NZ

Churton Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, NZD $27

Rich and concentrated organic sauvignon blanc that was hand-picked and includes a 15% component of barrel-fermented wine. It’s a pleasingly textural and complex sauvignon, with good varietal tree fruit and citrus flavours plus an attractive seasoning of nutty yeast lees character. (Cork)

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

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Snapper, clams, fennel & asparagus

Stockists: Regional Wines & Spirits and WineSeeker, Wellington; Vino Fino, Christchurch (NZ); Best Cellars, Darlinghurst – NSW (AU)

Ranked: #5 of 145 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

Awarded: Top Rank

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