Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $33

If you’re expecting a simple splash of bog-standard, sweet passionfruit, peach and par-for-the-course capsicum, then you’ve cruised into the wrong cul-de-sac, my friend. This wine is yellow diamond-bright and scented with oodles of lemongrassy intensity, layers of lemon and lime, buckets of basil and mountains of minerally, quartzy characters, all of which osmose onto the palate and linger long on the finish. This is a sauvignon and then some.