Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $34.90

One sip and you’ll see straight away how this wine has become an absolute aristocrat in sauvignon blanc circles. Gorgeously golden in the glass, it’s crafted from a blend of 85% sauvignon blanc, 9% semillon and 6% sauvignon gris which is gently fermented in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels which adds flesh and complexity. It was then aged on its lees, and stirred regularly for 11 months to create a wine scented with smoked lemongrass, soft basil, beeswax and magical marzipan. On the palate, it shows precision, supple lines and deep, lingering textures to finish. Love it.

Te Mata Estate