Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $35

Handpicked fruit from Jules’ Holdaway vineyard, was whole-cluster pressed into old oak barriques and wild fermented then a malolactic ferment softened the acidity and injected layers of lemongrassy complexity. A creamy softness adds to its smoked capsicum character and compliments the seam of citrus intensity at its core of grassy goodness. Clean, stylish and refined. A lot like me really, well that’s the aim, although I struggle with the ‘refined’ part. And the ‘stylish’ part. ‘Clean’ I can manage. Enjoy with cold gazpacho. Drink now – 2025

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