For the uninitiated, MadFish are one of the sub-labels in the Burch Family Wines stable probably best known for their generally excellent Howard Park wines. It gets complicated if I try to go into it any further than that. The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is made up of 60% and 40% of the respective varieties with fruit coming from the Margaret River, the Great Southern and Pemberton.
The wine smells a bit sweaty and pungent. Grass and herbs over citrus with passionfruit and melon riding shotgun. It’s a touch diffuse and attenuated bringing to mind over-cropping. Whether or not that was the case is pure speculation. I’d be serving it chilled and slamming it down without much thought. For that purpose it fits the bill. 86
Region: Western Australia
Tasted: October 2013