Coal Pit Proprietor’s Reserve Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $40

Aromas of smoked lemongrass, bruised basil, lime and a pinch of passionfruit lead to copycat flavours on the palate.  Flavours accentuated by layers of creamy, smoky complexity from a wild ferment in 30% new French oak.  It’s a flavoursome and new take on southern sauvignon that’s been very nicely constructed by winemaker Lynn Horton.  Plus the finish is ultra-long and satisfying.  Serve with mussel fritters dolloped with garlic aioli.