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Beresford Highwood Sauvignon Blanc

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We’ve invented a mantra for drinkers of aromatic whites: “You can’t go wrong with Sauvignon Blanc!” A legion of savvy drinkers will agree with us when it comes to this excellent example, as it’s just so conducive to drinking in warm weather with a mound of seafood. This is about as varietal as you could get with a vibrancy of passionfruit and gooseberry. A tropical palate, bursting with fruit, clean acids and surprising length.

Winemaker's Notes

Built high into the side of a hill, the inspiring outlook from our original century old cellar inspires us to find the best parcels of fruit showing unique regional characters with distinct varietal expression. Highwood wines are beautifully balanced with great structure and length.

Appearance: Pale straw with a light green hue.

Nose: Distinctive passion fruit notes, supported by tropical citrus characters.

Palate: Strong tropical citrus palate highlighted by strong passion fruit flavours, accentuating the crunchy acidity, producing a refreshing wine with a bright, crisp finish.

Food: Grilled Barramundi with lemon pepper wedges.

Cellaring: For immediate enjoyment.

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Beresford Highwood Sauvignon Blanc

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
85
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
On the edge with strong green capsicum and asparagus flavours; for lovers of the style.
Quaff 2005 2004
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
A consistent performer in our sauvignon blanc tastings, this offers a bit more weight than many others in the mouth - in other words, although it's got good, fresh, grassy flavours, they're balanced by some richness, like squashing grape pulp on your tongue.
Quaff 2004 2003
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the quite intense bouquet has slight traces of reduction, but abundant gooseberry and passionfruit more than compensate. The palate has positive flavour and good balance; excellent value at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the light bouquet has aromatic gooseberry, herb and a hint of tropical fruit; there is authentic flavour to the palate, with good length, mouthfeel and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
88
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
Considering where the grapes for this sauvignon blanc come from (premium wine regions such as Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills) and the wonderful, abundant, very ripe varietal flavours (pungent ripe passionfruit, guava, goosQborry) you can't help wondering whether the price tag might not be a mistake. Easily the best sauvignon blanc we tasted for the book, and a bargain for around eleven bucks—if you like your sauvignon pungent, powerful and in-your-face, that is.
Quaff 2002 2001

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