Gibson Bridge Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2016 $30
Five years on from vintage and this wine is maturing into something you’d definitely want to take out to dinner and maybe invite back to yours for a nightcap and some Netflix. Quite the opposite of those blousy, sweet, commercial styles – this one is musky-dry and spliced through with freshly grated ginger and bran muffin spices. It has prickly acidity and rich, almost creamy textures on the mid-palate, meaning it’s a nicely balanced example that finishes dry and long, long, long. Did I mention it was long?