2012 Sorrenberg Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

20130305-110800.jpgIs this Australia’s finest Sauvignon Semillon blend? I suspect so. It’s 80%/20% respectively and it’s a blinder. Sorrenberg really are Beechworth’s quiet achiever.

Fermented entirely in older oak after a little skin contact. Wild yeast and significant lees. Smells terrific. Beeswax, lime and vanilla with tropical notes present but subdued. Some thistle and herbs too. Perfectly balanced weight, intensity and structure. But what sets it apart is its texture. It has a lovely set of creamy, tongue-hugging curves and it drives through the backend with mineral presence and a satisfying phenolic tug. Just dandy. 95 Excellent – Exceptional

Region: Beechworth
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Price: $30
Tasted: March 2013


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4 Responses to 2012 Sorrenberg Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

  1. David Lloyd says:

    Well bugger me, someone says SB and terrific in the same review and their not a KIWI. Great review Jeremy and IMHO Sorrenberg is in a perfect place to produce such a brew that is true and they produce great Gamay too.

  2. Thanks David. I go places others don’t :) Love their Gamay. Eldridge Estate and Sorrenberg are leading the way with the variety in this country. Happy to see De Borts getting off to a great start with the Vinoque Gamay as well.

  3. Great write-up Jeremy. Couldn’t have put it better myself. It’s on by the glass at the Victory. Love Sorrenberg wines….

  4. Thanks Doug. I reckon Barry and Jan are doing terrific work. Would love to see this offered BTG in Brisbane…but then again, I also wouldn’t mind getting back to The Victory early in 2014. It was my “second home” when I last visited McLaren Vale. Had a priceless evening with Philip White and Pete Fraser (and the latest Yangarra releases). The 2010 High Sands Grenache was spectacular.

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