2011 Kaiora Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Huon Hooke
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Variety Sauvignon blanc
WINERY Kaiora Bay
RRP 13

This is very fragrant, with herbal, passionfruit and citrusy lime-juice aromas, almost suggesting riesling. It's crisp and aromatic on the palate as well: smooth yet fresh and zingy, with stacks of fruit but not overtly sweet. Drink young. 13.1 per cent alcohol.
Food: Mussels mariniere.