Upcoming Offering – Robert Johnson Vineyard, Alan and Veitch Sauvignon Blanc 2010

I think some of the best white wines in the world are the result of barrel fermenting Sauvignon Blanc e.g. Bordeaux, Margaret River, Pouilly Fumé.   I feel this is an excellent style for the Adelaide Hills to differentiate itself from the multitudes of unoaked Sauvignon Blancs coming from New Zealand.  The wine shows a complex range of aromas including pears, gooseberries, natural yoghurt, buttered toast and lemon peels.  The palate is medium to full bodied with subtle oak nuances and a creamy yet crisp finish.  Some nicely restrained winemaking here.  This wine shows some capacity to age.  Drink now to 2018. 4 ½ stars.