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2015 Logan Apple Tree Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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We honestly don’t know how Peter Logan can make wines of this quality for the price. The Apple Tree Flat range of wines are superb examples of varietal wines affordable to be drunk every day. This fresh, lively blend is a perfect candidate for a plate of prawns on a summer's day or to take to you local BYO Asian. It’s got a lifted tropical nose that delivers high octane aromas of guava, grapefruit and lime while the palate delivers refreshing flavours of pear and passionfruit before a crisp, crunchy, lime finish.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a blend of Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in red loam soils in the Central Ranges of New South Wales, Australia.

The Semillon grapes were grown at an altitude of 530m above sea level in Mudgee, harvested at 10.8° Baumé on the 6th February 2015. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were grown at a much higher elevation of 950m above sea level in Orange and were harvested between 12.5° and 13.3° Baumé from the 16th to 20th March 2015. The Sauvignon Blanc vines were 21 years old and the Semillon vines were 41 years old.

The Apple Tree Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in colour with a green tinge. It has an aroma of guava, lemon zest, lime, lanolin, sage and sea spray with flavours of mixed citrus and nuts before a clean citrus finish.

Variety: Semillon 58%, Sauvignon Blanc 42%

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2015 Logan Apple Tree Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Gentle, slightly perfumed bouquet, and a long and very delicate citrus/apple palate.
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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
A fun little blend from the clever Peter Logan, this wine is packed with spicy pear and apple fruit, with zesty lime notes and a lingering guava flavour. With perfectly gauged ripeness, it finishes crisp and dry. An important but rare trait at this price!
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Peter Forrestal (2009 Vintage) says
This is a consistent performer in Quaff thanks to the blending of Mudgee semillon with vibrant, zesty Orange sauvignon blanc. It has the zip and zing of Orange sauvignon as well as the weight and depth of flavour of Mudgee semillon. There's a fresh tang to the wine and taut acidity to finish
Quaff 2010 2009
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
It's great to see a bargain SSB that's still so lively and fresh a year-and-a-half after vintage. Makes one wonder why so many pretenders at double the price fall apart after twelve months. I'd rather invest my $11 in the zesty citrus, pear and apple notes of this finely balance, mineral bargain.
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Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
Every now and then the consistent Logan pulls one out of the hat for this entry-level label. There are powerful green bean, grassy flavours that persist, a pleasing crunchiness before a zesty dry finish. Some might find it confronting but it's an appealing style.
Quaff 2009 2008
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Great intensity of green bean aromas fill the glass. The palate is long and full, with a great capture of the sauvignon blanc varietal characters and nicely balancing acidity.
Winestate 20082009
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh and splashy (OK, even I am not sure what that means), just a bit dilute. Still pleasant drinking at a good price.
Quaff 2008 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light-bodied, largely driven by Mudgee semillon; lemon and citrus fruit; good length, and a clean, crisp finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
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James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean aromas; very light-bodied, but has varietal character, and considerable length. Mudgee/Orange blend. Good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
This is clearly the best wine from Orange we've tasted for Quaff, as the cool climate there usually pushes costs above our price point. It's great, too, to see such a good wine coming from the winery of the energetic Logan family. This has fragrant passionfruit and guava aromas, a vibrant, rich and satisfying palate and lingering passionfruit to finish.
Quaff 2005 2004
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Not intense but well made and balanced; gentle herbaceous/citrus mix; good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86

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