Block 1 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Quarterly Delivery)

Block 1 consists of some of the oldest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Margaret River. On a steep gravelly slope these old dry-grown vines produce a very small crop of bright and varietally expressive Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a depth of flavour and intensity rarely seen in these varieties.

COLOUR: Pale straw colour with fresh green tinges.


NOSE: The bouquet is fresh and clean with classic grassy elements typical of this region but with a lemony minerality distinctive to this block. The nose is more complex than most SSB blends with an underlying toasty nuance.


PALATE: The palate is bright and fresh with vibrant citric, gooseberry and lychee-like flavours, all at a level of intensity greater than expected. The oak is almost impossible to detect other than it adds a textural dimension to what is normally a simple fresh and lively wine style. This wine has an amazing palate extension with the flavour lingering to a clean ultra dry finish.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Vintage: 2016 Variety: Semillon 65% Sauvignon Blanc 35% Alcohol: 12.0% Alc. Vol.

FULL TASTING NOTE




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