LEEUWIN ESTATE SIBLINGS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

Wine Region: Australia

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Tasting Notes

Nose: Bright and floral with a myriad of primary fruits, that features white peach, green melon, just plucked passionfruit, lime zest and lemon curd. The perfumed floral lift is noted with subtle elderflower and white jasmine. Nuances of a touch of nettle, vanilla and cardamom pod creates both depth and complexity. Palate: Finely focussed, the palate opens to 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.

Ratings

James Suckling 90 pts - A flinty and lively white with sliced green apple, grapefruit and lime character. Medium body, dense fruit and a fresh finish. 60% sauvignon and 40% semillon. Screw cap. Drink now.

Robert Parker 89 pts - The 2016 Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon features delicate notes of tomato leaf alongside hints of white currants and grapefruit. It's medium-bodied, with a certain plump succulence to the mid-palate and a long, grassy finish. It should drink well for another few years.

About the Winery

Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world's finest. In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate. 


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