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2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

This wine is a blend of Vasse Felix's best parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, a portion of which is fermented in new French oak barriques to provide additional complexity, texture and length. It is aromatic and vibrant with a subtle savoury nuance.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright pale straw with a green tinge. NOSE Amazing fragrant complex perfume with hints of lemon candy, lychee and blackcurrant. Exciting savoury tones of cheesy biscuits, sandalwood and subtle oak spice. PALATE Classically linear but full flavoured. Luscious, juicy spiced lychee fruit upfront with lingering savoury bread notes. The fine acidity leaves the palate fresh, fragrant and clean.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Semillon's citrus and floral notes compliment intense Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc with blackcurrant (yes, SB is the mother of Cabernet Sauvignon), sometimes passionfruit, and amazing savoury herbal tones. The wine's aromatic and textural complexity has also been enhanced by retaining extra solids in some of the juice parcels and fermenting a portion in new French oak barriques which bring a fragrant spice. A small contribution from Sauvignon Blanc fermented entirely on skins has once again added a unique savoury element to the nose and palate.
Varietals:
Production Notes
57% Sauvignon Blanc, 43% Semillon
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
12.5
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Drinks beautifully now, will reward over next 3-5 years
Harvested:
Harvest Date
February 2015
Oak:
Fermentation
20% new French oak, 14 weeks
TA:
Acid
6.75 g/L
pH:
pH
3.17
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.46 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
June 2015
Vintage Notes
2015

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

Another quality Margaret River vintage. Mild conditions with no extreme weather conditions, allowing for balanced fruit and a slow and steady intake. There was no disease pressure and fruit quality is excellent the only disappointment was low yields across the Region for all key varieties. This was the outcome of storms in Spring and pressure from an increased local population of Silver Eyes (birds) and no Marri Blossom.

2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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Reviews
  • Scintillating

    The Observer

    The semillon-sauvignon partnership has been adapted to sometimes thrilling gastronomic effect in those parts of the world where the red Bordeaux blend also thrives. In Australia's Margaret River, for example, home of the scintillating Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012.

  • 94 Points

    The Weekend Australian

    Intense, incisive aromas and flavours bound together by balanced acidity. (2014 Vintage)

  • 95 points

    The West Australian Wine Guide - Ray Jordan

    A blend that takes the usual fare for this combo to another plane of excellence. Superb aromatics of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and subtle lemon stone fruit. The palate is just beautiful with deep complexity and flavour. The fruit is still dominant but there are other factors at play which elevate this. Finishes crisp and precise.

  • 93 points

    James Suckling

    A very clever wine that has neatly styled lime and white peach fruit. Gently flinty, some dried flowers and grassy nuances, with plenty of interest here. The palate is lined with tropical fruits in the mango and guava flavor spectrum, fleshy and ripe, nicely cut with crunchy acidity. Drink now. (2014 Vintage)