The 2008 Forrest Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the wine of the week in today’s SMH. Huon Hooke writes:

From one of New Zealand’s finest producers, this is about as good as Marlborough sauvignon blanc gets. They haven’t messed around with oak or malolactic or other technical frills; this is the pure sauvignon blanc flavour the world has come to know and love. There are some confectionery and faintly yeasty aromas over kiwi fruit, gooseberry and lightly tropical aromas, while in the mouth it has more depth and concentration than most. It’s crisp and alive; juicy and well balanced, with delicious texture and mouth-feel. Fine, fragrant and invigorating. Drink young.

Food suggestions: steamed snapper fillets with roasted red capsicum puree; cold seafood platter of mussels, oysters and prawns. Fresh goat’s cheese on witlof.