Leeuwin Estate `Siblings` Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011 (12 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

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.

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

Expert Reviews

“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

Colour

The colour is fresh vibrant pale straw with lime green edges.

Aroma

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.

Palate

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.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Leeuwin Estate, one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district, consistently produces wines that rank with the world's finest.

In 1972, following an extensive search for the area most suitable to produce the best varietal wines in Australia, legendary American winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard.

Originally a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved, under the direction of Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Robert Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor.

A nursery was planted in 1974 and the initial vineyards were deep-ploughed, deep-ripped, emptied of stone, planned, pegged, measured, marked and eventually planted by hand over a five year period from 1975.

Featuring state-of-the art facilities, the winery building was opened in 1978, celebrating with a trial vintage. Leeuwin enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979, and was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 "Art Series" Chardonnay in an international blind tasting.

Maintaining a team of highly skilled and dedicated winemakers, and now under the direction of two generations of the founding family, Leeuwin now exports to over 30 countries.

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