Fraser Gallop 2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
If you want something that is just a little different to big flambouyantly ripe Sauvignon Blanc, then look to a Margaret River SSB. They are easier to love, easier to drink & easier to match with food than their trans-tasman cousins. This one is 70% Semillon & 30% Sauvignon Blanc with a 30% portion spending just a couple of months in new & one year oak.
It is not often to see gooseberry poking it’s nose out of an Australian white wine, but here it is with some limey citrus thrown in to boot. The portion barrel work has imparted a pleasing creaminess & silkiness. The fresh acid & long length adds to the generous fruit weight making this a wine with foodability.
Date: August 2011 Price: $22 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 4 years