Typically flavoursome wine with (also typical) struck-match reductive character adding extra complexity to melon, capsicum and passionfruit flavours. A serious blended white with power and complexity.
Ed Donaldson explained that his brother Matt has been working on making this wine richer and fuller by using lower yields, increasing the lees aging from 10 months to 12 months and upping the new oak a little. The wine still benefits from time in bottle and on this showing, 5 months down the track, it tasted even better than before. Still pale straw in colour, the freshness, intensity and concentration of the nose was striking, with gooseberry and stonefruit vitality. On palate racy, bright and tight, but with a lusciousness of green stonefruits to balance the acidity. Excellent detailing. Very long and sustained.
The 2014 Sauvignon Semillon is intensely scented of honey drizzled peaches, lemon marmalade and musk perfume with a waft of sauteed herbs. Medium to full-bodied with a decadent oiliness to the texture, it fills the palate with honeyed stone fruit and herbal flavors, marked by crisp acidity and finishing with great persistence.
(91+) Pale yellow with a gold tinge. Fascinating, distinctive nose shows a slight reductive element yet lovely lift to the aromas of nectarine, green melon, flinty minerals and peppermint. Plush on entry, then brisk, dense and very spicy in the middle palate, with tropical fruit and mint notes showing excellent concentration and tactile extract. Really leaves the taste buds quivering, but this very smooth, dry, long wine is an infant today. The Semillon portion of the wine was fermented and aged in used barrels, and the wood element will require a year or two to harmonize. A rather uncompromising, idiosyncratic Sauvignon-Semillon blend in the style of a white Bordeaux.
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