Juniper Estate `Aquitaine` Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (12 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

With the combination of Margaret River’s climate and soils there are many similarities between Bordeaux and here. Hence it is not surprising that the blending of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon works so well.  At Juniper Estate we are aiming to produce a fine elegant complex wine with medium term cellaring potential from this wonderful blend of varieties. The use of “free range” yeast, barrel fermentation in tight grained French oak and maturation on yeast lees are used to build texture and structure along layered complexity without dominating the fruit characters and maintaining elegance in the wine.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A 60/40% blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon, wild yeast barrel-fermented, matured for 10 months in French barriques (25% new). Yes, this is a blend that Margaret River produces so well and so consistently, but this wine adds a further dimension to the blend; it is at once intense and complex, yet with finesse and elegance; the oak, wild yeast, lees, sauvignon blanc and semillon all run in a seamless stream of bright flavour. Rating 96 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Complexity and intensity are the first impressions of this barrel fermented and aged white blend with characters of cinnamon, lemon curd, bees wax, brioche, oyster shell, apple, pear skin, almond meal, smoky vanilla and grapefruit to name a few.

Palate

The finely structured palate is smooth, succulent and layered with a core of citrus and pear fruits, mouth watering saline like mineral acidity along with barrel complexities of almond meal and a long finish.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will cellar well for at least 10 years.

Vintage
2013
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.0%

Winery Profile

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Juniper Estate is a producer of premium wines in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River winegrowing area. It is one of the oldest vineyards in the area. No sub-region has been historically more important in the success of Margaret River than Wilyabrup, where the first vineyards were planted and wineries built and which continues to be home to a disproportionately large number of famous, usually small, vineyards.

Winemaker

Mark Messenger has been the Winemaker at Juniper Estate since 1998. He has responsibility for production of all Juniper wines and is supported by an experienced team in the winery and the vineyard. Mark was Assistant Winemaker at Cape Mentelle, in Margaret River, from 1990 to 1998. Mark’s experience lies in producing premium Margaret River wines, using the best quality grapes, oak and other materials, and that is his mission at Juniper Estate.

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