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2009 Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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2011 Fuddling Cup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

RRP:$16.00
Our Price: $8.99 /Bottle
Sold in cases of 12x750ml
Case Price: $107.88
An oaked, textural, Sem-Sauv-with-the-lots style this combines the acidity that the Lenton Brae whites are famous for, with an extra layer of richness and fullness. The net result is full and clean and long and plain delicious.
Cracka Rating
Lenton Brae has an unrivalled fidelity with blending Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc in Australia. In 2007, Lenton Brae celebrated 21 consecutive vintages of its Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. To mark this achievement, Lenton Brae produced a reserve wine blended from these two varieties; the 2007 Wilyabrup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. As the wine proved to be so popular, we have decided to make it a permanent offering.

Aromatically, the wine displays restrained lemon and citrus notes with a subtle, savoury oak influence. On the palate, the wine’s entry is soft and creamy and finishes with bright acidity and persistence. Approachable now, the wine will soften and continue to integrate in the medium term, though it has the fruit concentration to suggest long-term cellaring is possible.
They've really nailed this style in 2009, with a complex and polished nose reminiscent of the finest white Bordeaux. The direct, concentrated fruit pushes through rich French oak and makes a case for a long life ahead - smells of lemon balm, gooseberry, cut grass and cedary oak. The palate's built for the long haul, with invisible joins, crisp acid and abundant lemon flavours running long through the finish.
The Good Wine Guide
This limited release blend differs from the standard blend in that it is blended first them gets nine months in new French oak, first in fermentation and then maturation. It really strikes as an entirely different wine with the barrel influence profound providing minerally funky notes to powerful fruit. It's still very tight with that lemony zip still racing across the palate. Will be worthwhile left in the cellar for an extended period.
93
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide
Light straw-green; a 60/40 blend, barrel-fermentation and maturation (used for the first time) in new French oak has added to, not detracted from, a wine with a proud track record, citrus and mineral flavours still foremost on a long, crisp palate.
94
Best Drinking:
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2011

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