Hand-picked fruit from vines 16 y.o. from a single vineyard in the Dillons Point district, WBP and fermented mainly by indigenous yeasts in seasoned French oak barriques to 13.8% alc., the wine aged 10 months in oak with 33% MLF, undergoing batonnage.
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly concentrated and firm with good intensity of ripe green stonefruits, showing nectarines and gooseberries, along with balanced creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes. This has good freshness to the aromatics. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and deep flavours of green stonefruits, with nectarines and gooseberries to the fore, unfolding fresh herb notes, melded with creamy, butty barrel elements and subtle smoky nuances. The palate has power and the mouthfeel fulsome with good presence. The wine flows along a very fine line with lacy acidity, leading to a lingering, light finish of stonefruits and herbs. This is a rich and powerful, oak- influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit and creamy, nutty, smoky oak, and good presence. This is a well-balanced oaked Sauvignon Blanc with freshness, balance and power. It will drink well over the next 3+ years.