Tamar Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (6 x 750mL), TAS.

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Overview

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.

Region:
TAS - Tasmania
State:
Tasmania
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"A restrained and elegant cool-climate sauvignon from northern Tasmania that smells gently grassy, with fresh-cut herbs, citrus and tropical fruits. The palate has impressive poise, delivering elegant tropical, melon and citrus fruit flavours with tingling fresh acidity. " Rating 92 - Nick Stock, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2011

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. Rating 4 Stars - Winestate (01/FEB/2011)

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 (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.Matthew Jukes, The Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2010 (30/JUN/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright, pale lemon with tinges of green.

Aroma

Vibrant, ripe tropical fruit aromas of guava, passionfruit and banana with hints of some more herbaceous/grassy characters.

Palate

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.

Cellaring Potential

No need to put it away in the cellar it’s ready to enjoy now.

Food Matching

It has the weight of flavour and complexity to make it a versatile food wine. Perfect to serve with a wide selection of seafood.

Winemaking Note

The juice was run off skins immediately after pressing and then cold settled to remove solids. Only free run juice used. Fermented under strict temperature control and using protective handling techniques to maximise retention of fruit flavours. A portion of the wine underwent partial fermentation and maturation in older oak with lees stirring.

Vintage
2009
Region
TAS - Tasmania
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Tasmania continues to grow in stature as the centre of cool climate viticulture in Australia, renowned for the quality of its aromatic white wines, complex sparkling styles and textured Pinot Noir. The distinctive Devil’s Corner range is distinguished by three vital factors - its pure, cool climate characteristics, its accessibility in both price and style and its 100% sourcing from Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, one of the best and most versatile cool climate wine regions in Australia. With the varietal focus on Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and meticulous care in both the vineyard and winery, the Devil’s Corner range offers a great introduction into the tastes and flavours of Tasmania.

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