2009 Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
6 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $54.00 | Cracka Rating: 5/54
Producer: Lenton Brae Type: White Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Region: Margaret River, WA
2012 Redgate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Case Price: $215.88
- 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. 100
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.
James Halliday says:“
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.
Best Drinking: To 201494
Ray Jordan says:“
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
Nick Stock says:“
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.
Best Drinking: 2019The Good Wine Guide