2012 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

( £14.95, 13%, The Wine Society )

The fourth release from Kevin Judd’s Marlborough winery is an example of what great winemakers can achieve in tricky vintages. It’s a more restrained style than in the past, owing to a cooler season, but it’s still a lovely wine: fresh, focused and long with attractive gooseberry, pear and orange peel complexity. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-16Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, New Zealand, White, Sauvignon Blanc