Australia's biggest wine critic, James Halliday, gave it 94 points. Huon Hooke gave it 96.
Packed with gooseberry, nectarine, pineapple and grapefruit, Villa Maria is one of our best-rated Sauvignons for good reason.
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.
The inky blackcurrant and boysenberry fruit is lifted by violet and menthol notes, with smooth tannins still providing plenty of grip. The finish is long and rich.
It's one of our best-rated Italian reds and a heady red, full of concentrated black fruits and sweet spices. A baby Amarone at the snip of it's big brother's asking price.