Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $23-$26

Whipcrack clean and precise, this sauvignon blanc from one of Marlborough’s most exciting producers is overflowing with herbaceous intensity, lime-licked layers, bruised basil and smoked passionfruit. Utilising fruit grown in the Taylor Pass, Lower Wairau Valley, Hawkesbury and Awatere sub-regions, it has a personality all of its own and sets itself apart. A lacing of jalapeno on the finish adds extra complexity to a bracingly brisk new release.

Jules Taylor