Gilbert Sauvignon Blanc 6pk 2021
5th and 6th generation winemakers Simon and Will Gilbert are amongst the vanguard of winemakers in NSW leading the evolution towards more contemporary and modern wines.
Producing wines from their own vineyards in Mudgee, as well as through long-term contracts with vineyards in Orange, Simon and Will make exceptional cool climate wines. High-elevation vineyards, with long sunny days during the growing season result in grapes with exceptional flavour and aroma. With Will taking a more hands-on role in the winery, the style of Gilbert Family Wines has evolved substantially over the past few years, with the winemaking philosophy gearing more and more towards the minimal-intervention approach, and anew range of naturally inclined wines.
Gilbert Family Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2021
This is good. Serious sauvignon. Loire of feel, thanks to optimally ripe fruit and the judicious use of barrels and phenolics from a small portion (5%) handled on skins. Bâtonnage, too. Élévage was in oak (20% new) and concrete. Measured, juicy, vibrant and intense. Greengage, kiwi, freshly mown grass and nettle skitter to good length.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion