Leeuwin Siblings Sauvignon Blanc 12pk 2017
Few stories can be told about modern Australian wine without mentioning the amazing rise of Margaret River, and Leeuwin Estate as a pioneer. Founded by Denis and Tricia Horgan in 1979, it is the star estate of Margaret River’s southern area; with a particular pedigree in its famed Chardonnay, but also relatively recent acclaim for Cabernet and Shiraz.
Leeuwin Siblings Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This gets a fair bit of love for the entry cuvee, with 30% of the blend barrel fermented in second and third pass barrels coopered in Bordeaux. The result is a seam of tangy citrus and tropical fruit notes, with an undercarriage of garden herb, lemon grass and tonic. What’s not to like?
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday Wine Companion 2019