Sanctuary!

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I ate lunch at the Sanctuary on Tothill Street near St James Park tube station.  Although I was attracted by the board outside offering butternut squash soup, when inside I ordered the lemon sole instead.  It was workmanlike and quite delicate with new potatoes and green beans.  With it I drank some Conway Hill, a New Zealand Marlborough sauvignon blanc (13 percent).  Wow, it didn’t hide itself, but hit the palate full frontal with a sharp tang.  It surprised me because I’ve come to expect perfection every time from New Zealand sauvignon blanc.  This was somewhat too intense, though nice enough as one grew accustomed to it.