Very pale straw, near colourless. The nose is fresh and youthful with near exuberant and rich green stonefruit aromas of nectarines and greengages with notes of ripe capsicums and fresh herbs, unfolding a hint of smoke and nuttiness. The aromatics grow in fullness and depth with aeration. Dry to taste, very vibrantly sweet and rich in fruit, with juicy greengage, nectarine and green stonefruits. Complex detail emerges, nuts and oak? But quite subtle, with hints of creaminess. This has a tight, concentrated core and refined phenolic line. So youthful, but individual and with complexing nuances already. Fully barrel-fermented, with 7% new oak, minimal lees work, but two-thirds MLF.
Restrained and poised, this is an outstanding rendition of Greywacke’s now famous Wild Sauvignon. The delicately fragrant bouquet shows dried herb, clove, almond and nectarine characters with a subtle lime zest lift. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, yet elegant and fine, delivering excellent focus and linear mouthfeel. The wine offers pristine fruit characters with seductive savoury undertones, finishing superbly long and mouth-watering. At its best: 2018 to 2027.
Pure, flinty wine in a bone-dry style with citrus and subtle stone fruit flavours. Nice purity with bright acidity helping drive a lengthy finish. Good weight and a suede-like texture. Impressive. Tasted in a vertical back to 2009.
The 2015 Wild Sauvignon features hints of struck flint and green onion on the nose, but those are quickly swept away by aromas of nectarine and grapefruit. This is a ripe, medium to full-bodied style, barrel fermented in used oak to avoid any overt vanilla or cedar flavors, yet round and mouth-filling. It's actually pretty tame for being "wild," and should have broad appeal. (JC)
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