18.5/20 | Joelle Thomson
Brimming with spicy oak characters and tangy flavours of ripe citrus, this perfectly pitched oaked Sauvignon is drinking like a dream - crisp and fruitful in the mouth with the oak component adding complexity without dominating proceedings. Easy to love.
The winery writes "Golden pale silica in colour. Brined jalapenos and sweet white blossom compete for initial impression on the nose. A core of yellow fleshed fruit lays beneath zesty citrus, sweet herbs and Japanese inspired savouriness. When tasted the wine seems to become even more grounded with green tobacco and bramble. A juicy, saline entry leads to a dry and textured gravel dust finish that is incredibly persistent."
Joelle Thomson writes "Next level Sauvignon Blanc, here we come. This wine shows what great Sauvignon is all about. It was 100% hand-harvested and wild-fermented in barrels for an extensive period, hence this 2016 vintage is newly released. It’s juicy acidity provides the wine with a long finish and it tastes far younger than four years old. Beautiful, pure and savoury. A divine dry white."