A lighter style of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc with zesty lemon, apple & pear fruit that dips its hat to tropical ripeness. It was the freshness that appealed to me. It is refreshingly crisp. This is a wine that you can fully appreciate on a summery day sitting down to lunch with friends.
Date: July [...]
Displaying the aromatics of a warm summer garden, the characters of this wine could be described as a delicately herbed salad tossed with ripe apple, pear & melon with a zingy lemon dressing. It will keep your interest along its crisp clean long length.
Date: 1st July 2011 Price: $18 Value: [...]
The 2005 has the toasty lemon with smoky honey that makes it a good aged Semillon prospect at a value price point. The flavours hang around in the mouth & end on a honeyed note. Good drinking now but could keep for a little longer too.
Date: 1st July 2011 Price: $25 Value: $$ Drink: [...]
It is crisp, dry & long without that cloying sweet fruit that you see coming through with blends that allow the Sauvignon Blanc to dominate unrelieved. Each mouthful has plenty of mid palate fruit & the wine is fuller body thanks to some careful portion & lees work.
At the time of writing this [...]
Made in the traditional style, it is dry, medium bodied with plenty of lemon and lime citrus plus some green apple and pear. This is imminently drinkable now particularly with oysters ‘au naturel’ or nudey oysters dressed in some lemon juice .
Date: 25th June 2010 Price: $26 Value: $$ Drink: Now – 5+ [...]
The Shaw Vineyard Estate in Murrumbateman, is one of the higher vineyards in the district at 640 m. However, Graeme Shaw takes advantage of slope and aspect to deliver ripeness & freshness to his wines. This is a good softly drinking wine with a crisp finish and honeyed citrus & stonefruit characters with some [...]
I have recently tasted this wine when reviewing a restaurant wine list and was well impressed with it’s inclusion. The fruit is ripe citrusy lemon and honeyed pear with a touch of creaminess. It is has a firm backbone thanks to judicious use of oak and will last out another 5 years in the [...]
Typically the wines that are low alcohol are harvested early which can sometimes leave them correspondingly low in character or sweet wines without the balance of the body to round it out. As one of three ‘Lighter in Alcohol’ wines, Preece have managed to create a Continue reading Preece 2009 ‘Lighter in Alcohol’ Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
The colour of straw, this is food friendly as well as refreshingly crisp and easy drinking. It is dry, but has a fuller body and intense citrus, peachy stonefruit with zingy passionfruit and some herbaceous characters. Try it with a warm chicken and grilled fig salad.
Date: December 2009 Price: $25 Value: $$ Drink: Now
A dry, light and crisp white with citrusy lime and steely aromas and peachy, tropical fruit flavours. This McLaren Vale blend is deceptively fruity and is a crowd pleaser. Look out for the coming 2009 vintage.
Date: 3rd July 2009 Price: $15 Value: $$ Drink: Now