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2015 Hay Shed Hill Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Drinking wine is part of the Australian lifestyle, it brings us closer together, allows us to form bonds and sometimes talk nonsense. Cracka are no nonsense when it comes to finding quality wines from quality vineyards like the Pitchfork range from Margaret River winery Hay Shed Hill.

Here’s a white blend that will unify the masses at your next al fresco barbecue or picnic. It’s just what you expect from a Margaret River white blend with lots of lovely upfront tropical notes and bursting with citrus and cut grass aromas. It’s fresh and firm with zippy, crunchy acids and mouth-watering length.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: The wine displays fresh green tinges to a very pale straw colour

Nose: Typical cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon aromas of lively tropical fruits and fresh herbaceous grassy characters make up an intense bouquet

Palate: The palate is fresh and lively with classic Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon characters and a fine structure that are an indication both of the quality of the vintage and of the use of only free-run juice

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 60% Semillon 40%

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2015 Hay Shed Hill Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2016 Vintage) says
Pretty close to a perfect example of Margaret River SBS. All of the work has been done in the vineyard, the winery a hands-off zone as varietal fruit, not oak, has shaped the wine. Some grassy/pea pod aromas quickly yield to the even flow of passionfruit, pineapple and guava on the supple palate.
Drink by 2018
Ray Jordan (2016 Vintage) says
Fresh, crunchy and a little palate texture completes the perfect summer drink at value for money. Lots of vibrant tropical fruit with a little citrus tang driving to a long finish. Nails the fresh young drinking style to the letter.
Summer Wine Guide | The Best Wine - $20 price range
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Estate-grown, the vines fully mature. An elegant wine, the aromas and flavours largly in the snow pea, grass and citrus spectrum, the semillon an important partner (though its percentage is not specified).
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
Bursts out of the blocks with a crunchy lively fresh tropical character. Lots of herbs and gooseberry with a generous splash of lime juice. Passionfruit sweetness on the palate contributes to its bright fresh lines. So good as a current drink.
The West Australian Wine Guide
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A cleverly made Margaret River dry white blend that delivers plenty of ripe citrus fruits, lemon and lime, some tropical nuances and a gently grassy, wilder edge to good effect. The palate has juicy and crunchy lemon and passionfruit flavour, neat balance and fresh throughout.
Good Wine Guide
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Superbly fresh lemon-balm and lemongrass nose here: bright and lively, with hints of herbal and tropical fruit in behind. The palate’s bright, dry and zesty; finishes with lip-smacking lemon flavour.
Good Wine Guide, 2011 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Quite a pristine bouquet, blending a touch of the tropical, nettle and a little citrus; the palate is fresh and focused, with plenty of flavour and good line to conclude.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
An attractive lemongrassy sauvignon semillon that has brightness and strong regional herbal notes amid flinty citrus fruit. The palate heads into sweeter lemongrass territory and some more exotic gooseberry flavours appear here too. Nicely balanced and fresh to the very last sip.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Lively citrus/lemon aromas lead into a crisp, tightly structured palate with good acidity and freshness to the long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Made into a lighter, fresher style and all the better for it. Retains its lively herbal and gooseberry aromas with those tart slashes of lime juice lifting the finish. Lovely current drinking wine.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A whisper of reduction, with sauvignon blanc driving both the bouquet and palate; good mid-palate tropical fruit, but a slightly broken line on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
The regular estate-level wine from Hay Shed is a straight-shooting sauvignon blanc semillon with plenty of bright tropical fruit aromas, lemon oil and herbs. The palate is super fresh, filled with passionfruit and fresh lemon flavours, finishing clean, soft and beautifully balanced.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
High-toned wild herb and grass aromas; very good length, focus and intensity, particularly on the lingering finish and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean; very attractive mix of grass, herb and sweet tropical/passionfruit flavours; fresh acidity to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; quite complex, with some smoky nuances from the French oak; the wine has good mouthfeel and flavour, mixing lemon with a touch of tropical fruit, then a faintly sweet finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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