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2015 Forester Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

This exciting white shows that Sauvignon needs not be a mono-dimensional nor an obvious flavoured beast. Thanks to spending time in oak to aid texture and complexity, this wine is a serious Savvy that exhibits smoke, herbs and flint in a style that is more Old World than new. It’s long and lean with mineral notes and would be the best thing you could pair with fresh oysters.

Winemaker's Notes

Vintage: 2015
Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Oak Maturation: 46% of the wine spent 4 months in French Barriques. 32% in new oak and the balance 1 and 3 year old oak
Alcohol: 13.0% Alc/Vol
Release Date: October 2015

Pale green/straw.
Clean with great balance between fruit and oak. There are pungent aromas of nettles, green capsicum, lychee and passion fruit, with underlying cedar oak, smoke, flint and wet slate. Palate:
Full and light, with a creamy-mineral texture. The palate shows great complexity with nettles, lanolin, cedar oak and smoke. A restrained sauvignon blanc with great complexity and balance.
Food Matches:
Goats cheese salad with asparagus, scallops with pea puree.
Peak Drinking: Drink now to 2018.

expert reviews about

2015 Forester Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Hand-picked estate-grown Home Block grapes were cooled overnight; 43% cold-fermented in stainless steel using a yeast tailor-made for sauvignon blanc, the remainder fermented in used French barriques, 14% with wild yeast. Purity is the watchword for this wine, its green pea, grass and nettle flavours largely hiding an undertow of tropical notes, the package accelerating on the powerful finish.
Drink by 2015
James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Partial barrel fermentation has left an indelible mark on the wine, a specialty of Margaret River; that mark is mainly textural, and does not impinge on the mix of snow pea, passionfruit and citrus fruit on the long palate.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright, light straw-green; a complex bouquet has some minerally notes buried in its powerful, layered fruits that push through to the long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
On the herbal/grassy/mineral end of the spectrum, but in a precise framework. Seafood style.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
The pristine purity of Margaret River sav blancs from this vintage is captured to a tee by this wine. Lots of dried herbs and gooseberry crunch on the nose with a palate that is both tight and intense. Lingering finish carried with a fine natural acidity. This is a style of savvy that you can go back to again and again.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Fresh and clean aromas; nicely balanced palate with passionfruit and gooseberry flavours; the length is good, as is the balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a clean, flowery bouquet, then a tight, intense and long palate with grass, gooseberry and notes of mineral.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Diminished aromas, but plenty of flavour ranging through citrus to asparagus and redcurrant.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean and fragrant; intense and potent passionfruit, herb and gooseberry mix.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Clean, floral, crisp herbaceous aromas; intense and powerful, with zesty herb and gooseberry flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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