I know that it’s not all that cool, but I really love Sauvignon Blanc. Here are two good ones: an oaked Bordeaux example (which is actually a blend with Semillon and a touch of Muscadelle), and a slightly atypical Marlborough Sauvignon.
Clos Floridene 2012 Graves, Bordeaux, France
13% alcohol. A blend of half Sauvignon Blanc with Semillon and a dash of Muscadelle. Beautifully aromatic nose: grapefruit, passionfruit, citrus and herbs. The palate is fresh and taut with subtle oak as well as vivid citrus and pear fruit, and a hint of peachy richness. A fabulous expression of Sauvignon, bright but with some richness. 92/100 (Available in the UK from the Coop, £16.99)
Walnut Block Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough, New Zealand
13% alcohol. From an organic vineyard in Rapaura, planted in 1996. Hand-picked grapes. 30% is fermented in old barrels with wild yeast, while the rest is in stainless steel. Very tight, fresh and mineral, with steely citrus and herb aromatics leading to a focused, lively palate showing high acidity and a lemony, mineral core. Tight and youthful with potential for development. 90/100 (Available in the UK from Vintage Roots)