Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $20

This wine has some serious pedigree and it’s not only one of Nelson’s finest examples, it’s also one of the greatest $20 sauvignon blancs in the country. I say this because it’s so powerfully aromatic, with lemongrass, lime zest, sweet pea and tropical intensity on the nose and palate. The acid/alcohol/fruit sweetness balance is expertly handled, the textures are generous and juicy and the finish is long and persistent.