Amisfield Central Otago Fumé Blanc 2014 $35 ★★★★★

If you’ve never ventured further south than Marlborough for your sauvignon blanc, then woah nelly!  Prepare yourself for latitude 45 in all its loveliness.  Smooth, toasty, biscuit and magic, mealy notes are stitched through incredibly rich, nectarine and lemon-like layers of flavour in this outstanding, barrel fermented sauvignon from the Deep South.  There’s a honeyed, spicy tone, lovely minerality, hints of dried herbs and a long, generously proportioned finish.