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.