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2016 Howard Park Miamup Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Winemaker's Notes

Several vineyard sites contribute to this blend. Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the southern part of the region in order to capture strong varietal intensity and high natural acidity. Semillon is more broadly sourced from the south and centre of the region to capture the full spectrum of ripe fruit flavours on offer.

This signature Margaret River blend offers immediate enjoyment and is a worthy follow-up to the National Trophy winning wine from 2015. A riot of tropical, citrus and stone fruit flavours tempt and excite the nose and a clean line of vibrant natural acidity carries these flavours across the palate to a refreshing finish.

Cellaring: Now and over the next 3 years as Semillon’s structural contribution allows this regional blend to bloom.

Food ideas: Persian feta, zucchini and mint tart.

Variety: 86.9% Sauvignon Blanc, 13.1% Semillon.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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2016 Howard Park Miamup Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Expert Reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2016 Vintage) says
Intensity is good and so too texture. As a result there’s an impression of class to this. Gunmetal, cut grass, wet slate and gooseberry-like flavours. Clean, pure and crisp but with a slippery/satiny quality to the mid-palate. Very good white wine.
2016 - 2019
Wine Companion (2015 Vintage) says
Announces its class from the outset. Intense fruit, beautiful balance, length. Gun metal, tropical fruit and snow pea notes galore, delivered neat as a pin.
Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
A stunning array of fresh tropical fruits here. This offers real energy, with passionfruit and lime citrus amid wild flowers and leafy notes. The palate s crisp and composed, with apple and lime citrus flavour, tropical melon here too. Great balance, really fleshy and fresh.
Good Wine Guide
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Such is the intricate craftsmanship on display here that, even at this infant age, it’s impossible to distinguish where the fruit stops and the oak starts. Two-thirds sauvignon and one-third semillon from the southern and central parts of Margaret River was part-fermented in new and old oak, serving to propel the fruit upward, rather than damp it down with heavy wood, enlivening a delightfully spicy bouquet of zesty grapefruit, crunchy golden delicious apples and exotic frangipane florals. The palate carries the same themes, with fragrant lift, zesty crunch and delightfully poised, lingering grapefruit acidity. A softly textural backbone defines a beautifully poised and energetic SBS of delightful acid line. It’s ready to go right now, and has the potential to live for the medium-term.
Wine Taste Special Edition 100 - Hall of Honour
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Quite an oaky style with pear/citrus-like varietal fruit characters with a soft, creamy mouth feel.
WINESTATE Volume 34 - Special Edition 2011
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
This combines sauvignon blanc from the cool southern end of Margaret River and semillon from the somewhat warmer centre; the varieties mesh well, semillon providing the framework of grass, herb and mineral, sauvignon blanc the swell of tropical fruit that fills the mid- and back-palate.
wine Authority 2012

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