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2016 Bird in Hand Sauvignon Blanc

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RRP $26.00 per bottle

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$137.94 (6 x 750ml)

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Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand might be the most popular choice for many, but when it comes to home grown versions we head straight to the Adelaide Hills. Bird In Hand has worked wonders with pristine savvy fruit to create a scorching match to a plate of fresh oysters. It shows typical aromas of passionfruit and tropical nuances with a fresh and lively palate.

expert reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2016 Vintage) says
Sauvignon Blanc from one of the spiritual homes of the variety in Australia: the Adelaide Hills. This is a textural wine with grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours combined to good effect. The palate is still sorting itself out but it’s all rolling in the right direction; come the summer of 2016/2017 it will be singing.
2016 - 2017
89
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; has a range of flavours from citrus to tropical that are totally satisfying. Ready right now.
2013
Wine Companion Dec/Jan
91
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To Now
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh, lively and crisp; as good as they come in a low-profile varietal fruit mode, its quality coming from its balance, length and finesse.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This is a richer, riper style of sauvignon and smells of rich tropical fruits, mango, guava and passionfruit, with added richness working away. The palate has a round texture and delivers a 'tropical fruits in syrup' kind of experience, with flavours lingering long through the finish and acidity discreetly placed.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
An elegant and quite juicy wine, with pleasing tropical fruit flavours on the palate, the finish lengthened and enlivened further by lemony acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Has abundant tropical fruit on bouquet and palate alike, almost to a fault if that were possible; just a touch of thickness on the mid-palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A gooseberry, asparagus and tropical mix in a light frame; finishes with lemony, minerally acidity; clean, dry and crisp.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean; the touch of oak, as usual, restrains the exuberance of the aroma, but is handsomely repaid on the extremely fine and long palate; great structure and texture.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Delicate gooseberry flavours and structure; extremely subtle use of oak; clever making. Slight cork taint ignored.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; clean mineral and citrus aromas have a slightly tropical edge, the rich, very flavoursome palate in mouthfilling, drink asap style.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89

winemaker's notes

The Adelaide Hills is renowned for Australia’s finest Sauvignon Blanc. Harvesting in the cool of night ensures we extract vibrant examples of cooler climate fruit.

The grapes were crushed and pressed with free run and pressings fractions kept separate. Each parcel of grapes was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks to maintain the fresh lively characters and varietal definition. Only our most pristine free run parcels have been used to make this limited wine.

The wine has an aromatic and herbaceous nose with passionfruit and kiwi and is pale straw green in colour. The fresh and zesty palate has varietal notes of passionfruit and a touch of melon and finishes with a subtle citrus note. Enjoy chilled and whilst young.

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