2013 O’Leary Walker Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

oleary walker sauvignon blancFrom a vineyard planted in 1990. No real wine-making tricks to speak of. The intent seems to be focused on maintaining purity of fruit.

Quite interesting and prominent blackberry leaf aromas stand out and are probably my favourite feature. It’s not overly pungent, with grass and lemon/lime citrus playing as much of a part in proceedings as a passionfruit or gooseberry. Perhaps a little too nuetral but that’s what some people may be looking for. Crunchy acids, lightweight flavours, lots of refreshment. Low-ish alcohol if that’s important to you. Intensity and length aren’t particularly good but I think it nails the brief. 87

Region: Adelaide Hills
Alcohol: 11.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $17.50
Tasted: June 2013


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