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2016 Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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Make your next purchase a Savvy one, as this white from Deakin Estate is going to be one wise investment indeed. It’s one of those wines that exceeds the expectations and delivers sensational refreshment for the price. It’s the crowd-pleasing white you’ve been searching for that you know will not spend much time in the fridge as it will be sunk in next to no time. A herbaceous hit on the nose with hints of pea pod and citrus before a zesty, fresh palate that’s full of crispy, crunchy acids. Zingy, lemony length and offers pure refreshment when chilled to perfection.

Winemaker's Notes

Style: Vibrant, refreshing, crisp

Taste: Lively tropical fruit, gooseberry, hints of lime

Drink with: Seafood, sushi, summer salads. Best enjoyed young. Serve chilled.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2016 Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Marginally sweet, but also a great deal more sophisticated and complex than most sauvignon blancs in its price range. Delicate, faintly earthy and smoky aromas of gooseberries., melon and faint herbal notes precede a long, smooth and creamy palate whose varietal flavours are enhanced with meaty, rather funky influences before finishing with almost a brittle, lemony acidity.
2012-2013+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
87
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Piercingly intense aromas of fresh gooseberries, cassis, passionfruit and a hint of lychees reveal a hint of grassiness. Of modest length, the palate delivers some forward fruit, but despite a fine pithy chalkiness, becomes slightly thin and dilute, finishing clean and fresh.
2012-2013
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
86
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A genuinely varietal sauvignon blanc for a knockdown once, delightfully fresh and scented with intense, pure aromas of passionfruit and gooseberries backed by nuances of cut grass and white flowers. Surprisingly long and juicy, its tangy palate of lychee-like fruit finishes with soft, gentle acids and a lingering chalkiness.
The Australian Wine Annual
89
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Amazingly, leads Deakin Estate's sales (of all varieties) in NZ. It has a mix of grassy/herbal characters plus some tropical notes, and has a commendably dry finish, which makes it food friendly.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Peter Forrestal (2009 Vintage) says
Made as a more restrained and less fruity style of sav blanc. Has a nice crisp acidity, sustained by some lightly tropical and herbaceous minerally fruits. Light bodied and easy drinking in the short term.
The West Australian 2009
87
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
This is the second biggest selling Australian sauvignon blanc - in Australia. Also, more interestingly, it's the highest selling Australian sauvignon blanc in New Zealand.
Very dry. Like tart lemons. Some herbal bitterness. Lacks mid palate punch but it does have some bubble-gum fruitiness through the middle, before lemony acidity takes over. Has enough to make it quaffable without causing concern, which is the basic instinct/responsibility of a wine at this price.
Winefront 2009
84
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Another fine release for the price. Pungent, grassy and herbaceous, with fresh melon and gooseberry aromas backed by a slightly sweaty whiff of saltbush, it's juicy, round and generous, with a mouthfilling presence. It's more than adequately long, with a tangy palate wrapped by fresh lemony acids, finishing with lingering fruit and herbal influences.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Impressive at the price; has fresh tropical fruit aromas, adding citrus/lemon flavours on the palate; not especially varietal, but well made.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Rather, hard overworked and lacking its customary freshness, with rather a broad expression of tropical and passionfruit flavour and some evident reduction.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
83
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Great value at its price, this long, varietal and refreshing sauvignon blanc has a lively and lightly grassy aroma of fresh gooseberries, lemon and melon. Its vibrant palate of lightly herbal passionfruit and gooseberry flavours culminates in a refreshingly crisp and acidic finish. Batting above its average.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Very respectable warm-grown Sauvignon Blanc a la Oxford Landing; light passionfruit and gooseberry supported by a touch of residual sugar.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Vibrant and herbaceous, this generously flavoured, round and juicy sauvignon blanc delivers punchy flavours of gooseberries and passionfruit along a slightly chalky palate, finishing with tangy lemony acids and a hint of sweetness.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
85
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Refreshing and well-priced sauvignon blanc, with lively herbal and grassy aromas of gooseberries passionfruit and tropical fruits before a vibrant and up-front palate of punchy varietal flavours. Moderately long, slightly sweet, but clean and honest.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
83
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Very light straw-green; a clean, delicate bouquet is followed by a similarly crisp and delicate palate with a hint of passionfruit and faint grassy undertones.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
82

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