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3 Drops Sauvignon Blanc

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Cracka Review

A classic example of the sort of goodies that a 'virtual winery' (one that owns no vineyards and often no fixed winery either) can offer, this Great Southern Sauvignon Blanc is a rather herbal little number really, a super concentrated and snappy Sauvignon Blanc that balances out the aromatic highlights of this cheeky grape with a little tropical texture. Net result is an approachable - yet still quintessentially serious - Sauv Blanc of some acclaim.

Winemaker's Notes

Lively passionfruit and gooseberry aromas jump from the glass. These fruit flavours give a rich and generous front palate. The structure is balanced between fruitiness, crisp acidity and subtle herbal characters. The finish is long and lean. Best enjoyed whilst young and fruit driven.

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3 Drops Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Ray Jordan (2012 Vintage) says
A crunchy vibrant mix of tropical fruits with a little green apple tartness adding to the mix. Shows some nice herbal mineral characters with a tart twist of lemon. The palate is rounded with a fine lingering acid. A nice wine in the short term.
WA Wine Guide 2013 2012
89
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
90
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Pungent and herbaceous, with grassy aromas of passionfruit, lychees, gooseberries backed by nuances of tropical fruit. Very ripe and juicy, it's moderately long, with pristine, juicy varietal flavour that finishes with an obvious sweetness, without which the wine would be more balanced and refreshing.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
87
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
This is a lovely alternative to those in your face NZ savvies. It shows wonderful restraint that still delivers an intense pure varietal Sauvignon Blanc. Slightly powdery and dusty with subtle snow pea over very delicate tropical notes. It's a wine you can drink heaps of.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
91
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Perhaps a stuck ferment, with some varnishy aspects as well as a pronounced sweetness. Its rather spicy, spiky and herbaceous bouquet of passionfruit, gooseberries, lychees and cassis precedes a round, juicy and slightly sugary palate that finishes a little cloying and syrupy.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
82
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Balanced wine with lovely rich, canned pea characters married with gooseberries and lychees.
Winestate 2010
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
I thought the '08 was pretty good, but I reckon this one nails it. Lots of light aromatic herbal gooseberry notes with touches of subtle tropical fruits. On the palate you get an engaging mix of spices and tropical flavours supported with a zippy keen acid. Excellent wine.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
92
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
With terrific freshness and abundant tropical fruits, this is a wine that's going to turn heads. The palate is pitched at broadly appealing fruit-driven flavour, and it certainly delivers in abundance. Beautifully fresh and bursting with passionfruit and melon flavour.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A fresh and vibrant wine exhibiting a nice balance of ripe tropical fruits, with a little hint of nettle for complexity and interest; fine and fragrant on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clear varietal aromas in a gooseberry and asparagus spectrum; the palate is a trifle edgy on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; the aromas verge on the edge of sweaty, but strongly varietal flavours build through the length of the palate and aftertaste; good wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light, crisp, lemony/minerally aromas and flavours; not overmuch fruit intensity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Attractive lemon citrus aromas moving to gooseberry and passionfruit on the palate; dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
Ray Jordan (2003 Vintage) says
There are stacks of tropical fruit goodies in here. The aroma has a healthy intensity with smells of pineapple passionfruit and other tropical fruits. The palate has a fine delicate acid and a crisp clean finish. Leaves the mouth tingling and refreshed. Nice easy drinking wine for current quaffing
Ray Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004
86

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