2013 Mitchell Harris Sauvignon Blanc Fumé

imagePartially wild yeast fermented and barrel matured Sauvignon Blanc. More tropical than the previous vintage but Johnno Harris has nailed it again.

Passionfruit, vanilla and tart gooseberry join the lime, herbs and smoke I’ve come to associate with the wine. It still has a milky texture, a stony line of acidity and chewy phenolics you can sink your teeth into. Really stretches its legs on the finish. Classy. 92

Region: Pyrenees
Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Tasted: March 2014


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2 Responses to 2013 Mitchell Harris Sauvignon Blanc Fumé

  1. Johnno says:

    Thanks for the kind words on the Fumé Jeremy. Great descriptors.
    Yes the 2013 a bit riper and more tropical than previous releases as we waited for cooler conditions after a lengthy hot spell to pick. It tends to be a style that keeps improving and gaining harmony many months after bottling (and usually after we’ve sold out).
    We are still waiting to pick the 2014. Fingers crossed.
    Cheers JH

  2. Always good to hear that my palate memory remains somewhat functional :) The wine certainly opened up in the glass and over two days in the bottle.

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