In 1937 the legendary Jack Mann created a wine known as Houghton’s White Burgundy. It was renamed the “Houghton Classic White” in 2005 (as the laws surrounding the use of French regional names demanded) and it’s still a very smart wine for the price. I’m not certain that it’s as ageworthy but who knows? 1998 and 1999 White Burgundies were drinking well at nine or ten years of age – cork permitting. Not sure exactly what’s in it these days. Probably some Chenin, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon. Maybe some other grapes I haven’t mentioned?
Tropical and zippy with a good hit of flavour and a dry finish. Candied pineapple, melon, guava, passionfruit and lemon. Fruit sweet through to the mid-palate with a little herb and spice action. Plenty of acidity sweeping it along and tidying it up. Can’t ask for a lot more really. 88 Good
Region: Western Australia
Tasted: February 2013