Ripe, up-front tropical fruit flavours with plenty of mid-palate weight. This is a fuller style of Sauvignon Blanc with more demanding flavours that are totally enjoyable and very easy to drink.
- TAS - Tasmania
True to style, with lovely weight and persistence of varietal characters on both the nose and in the mouth; sitting in the tropical end of the spectrum.
Intense and fresh tropical flavours in abundance. John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph (05/SEP/2010)
Highly flavoursome and expressive, with tropical fruits, ripe gooseberry and fresh-cut grass characters. Great with or without food.Toni Paterson, Australian House & Garden (01/SEP/2010)
Subdued aromatics with juicy tropical fruit and herbal flavours on a lusciously textured palate softened, rounded and deepened by a very subtle touch of oak before finishing with a crisp, clean, lingering tang.Graeme Phillips, Sunday Tasmanian (01/AUG/2010)
The Kayena Vineyard is home to not only this staggeringly self-assured Sauvignon Blanc, but it also gave birth to a spectacular 08 Chardonnay. My fascination with Tassie Sauvignon continues apace - the distinct lack of tropical notes coupled with bracing acidity and lithe citrus themes makes for invigorating drinking. I detect a minerality here, too, which harks back to top flight Old World Sauvignon. With other countries losing the Sauvignon plot altogether, whod have thought that little old Tasmania might mount another unlikely island assault on our senses.Top 100 - Matthew Jukes, www.matthewjukes.com (30/JUN/2010)
"... They say Tasmania is the future of Australias cool-climate wine scene and wines like this certainly suggest they may not be far off the mark. The palate is satisfyingly dry with fresh tight acidity, ripe passionfruit and herbaceous fruit, excellent depth and length." David Sutherland, Border Mail (26/MAR/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright, pale lemon with tinges of green.
Vibrant, ripe tropical fruit aromas of guava, passionfruit and banana with hints of some more herbaceous/grassy characters.
Ripe, up-front tropical fruit flavours with plenty of mid-palate weight. There is lovely zippy acidity to provide length and freshness on the finish. The fruit weight is giving a great intensity of flavour without being over-the-top. This is a more structured style of sauvignon blanc intended to be less angular and more full-bodied, less singlemindedly primary and more complex.