Australia's biggest wine critic, James Halliday, gave it 94 points. Huon Hooke gave it 96.
From the award-winning Ara winery this is a benchmark example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Made with consultation from the Mitjavile family, who own renowned chateaux on Bordeaux's Right Bank, Favière is fermented in oak and aged for 18 months it's step up from its peers.
Head to Gascogne to find great value, dry white wines. Domaine Duffour is one of the best estates in this spot of France.
Rutherglen has long been known for its fortified whites. But if you scratch the surface, you'll find sublime dry whites too.