Finely focussed, the palate opens to a soft and supple middle and is underpinned by a taught and fresh finish. Layers of lemon, lime, guava, fig, quince and green apple feature throughout with delicate floral and savoury notes laced between. Overall a youthful and vibrant blend.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
“91 points. Long, fine and shapely, this restrained, mineral white blend has a lightly grassy bouquet of melon, gooseberries and a hint of white peach with a delicate floral perfume. It’s medium in weight, with a lean, finely sculptured palate that finishes with tangy, lemony acids and a fine chalkiness.” Rating 91 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2013
“Fresh and open-textured, with juicy lime, pear and mint flavors. Lingers easily. Drink now. "89 Points - Wine Spectator, May 2012
“This pale yellow colored wine opens with a fragrant and inviting grapefruit with a hint of apple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and crisp. The flavor profile is a mild grapefruit with notes of lemon and light minerality throughout. The finish is dry and refreshing. This wine would pair well with grilled swordfish with a lemon drizzle. Enjoy – Ken. Very Good, 89 Points -
KensWineGuide.com, April 2012
“Sauvignon Blanc ($73%) with 27% Semillon, the aroma is green papaya and grass; distinctive and racy with no oak, bone dry and perfectly balanced. Exceptional.”Dan Berger, Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, March 2012
“90 points. Pale colour; a pleasing blend of tropical fruit, cut grass and nettle on the bouquet; the fleshy palate provides a fresh and accessible experience; drink young and drink cold.”Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 2013 Edition
Few names in Australian wine are as prestigious as Leeuwin Estate. This boutique winery, founded by the Horgan family in 1974, helped develop Western Australia's Margaret River wine region. Well known for its mineral-laden Chardonnays, Leeuwin has expanded its portfolio over the years, with the Siblings cuvees giving a taste of the racy, elegant house style at more wallet-friendly prices." "Semillon adds body to this zesty white's crisp citrus and herb character."Food & Wine Magazine, 2013 Edition, Annual Wine Guide
“This wine just bounces along with its bowl of tropical fruit laced with lemony semillon providing a most enjoyable drink. Its fresh and zippy and the extra year in bottle gives some added depth without compromising its youthful zip.”Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour is fresh vibrant pale straw with lime green edges.
The wine is displaying an intense lifted fruit profile of cantaloupe, wild gooseberries, lemon, and lime with underlying notes of complex nettle, clove and star anise.
These multifaceted characteristics from the bouquet follow onto the palate with orange zest and lime pith, these complimentary fruit flavours come across with great intensity with a lovely textured mouth feel and an excellent line of acid that pulls the palate along to a refreshing finish.