Spy Valley Envoy Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough is coming of age when it comes to chardonnay and pinot noir, and names like Envoy are leading the way. Envoy sauvignon has clearly been assembled with the craftsmanship of Envoy chardonnay and pinot – a level of focus often missing in Marlborough sauvignon. Oak fermented and aged for nine months on lees, there’s a backdrop here of classy oak spice, roast nuts and vanilla, impaled by a gleaming spear of lemon juice acidity that harpoons the palate and careers long through the finish. Its primary fruit triumphs over any oak influence, maintaining a seamless harmony in the midst of the maelstrom, infused with incredible energy and perseverance that will underline a lifespan like Marlborough sauvignon has perhaps never known. $33 at Cracka.