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Cape Mentelle Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Yet another value wine from Cape Mentelle in the form of this bonny little savvy. Scents of apples, lemon zest, herbs and florals waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is fresh and frisky with tropical flavours, zippy acidity, and a dry, lip smacking finish. Fish and chips or salt and pepper calamari would be a great food match.

Winemaker's Notes

Georgiana is a fresh, vibrant expression of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc. Every effort is utilised in the vineyard and the winery to promote the clean aromatics and punchy citrus characters of this variety. Georgiana is distinctively textural on the palate, with bright and refreshing acidity providing balance to create the perfect summer white.

Appearance
Pale straw.

Nose
Bright and very expressive nose with enticing notes of cassis buds, apricot nectar, fresh kiwi fruit and white grapefruit.

Palate
The palate is a burst of white fruit, zesty citrus and guava notes, supported by delicate hints of flower petal. It is vibrant, citrusy and refreshing.

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Cape Mentelle Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Predominantly from the cooler southern half of Margaret River, this delightfully refined sauvignon is one of Georgiana’s most gracious expressions yet. A beautiful perfume of fragrant elegance focuses in on granny smith apple, grapefruit and lemon blossom. The palate faithfully continues the theme of honed, zesty poise and consummate restraint.
2012-2013
Wine Taste Edition 92
93
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Sourced predominantly from the cooler southern half of Margaret River, '12 is one of her most graceful expressions yet. Fragrant elegance of Granny Smith apple, grapefruit and lemon blossom glides through an airy bouquet and a honed palate of zesty poise and refreshing restraint.
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
A punchy sauvignon that ticks all the boxes of gooseberries, cut grass, lemon and lime but, crucially, leaves a sweet, broad finish unchecked, coasting into long, textural finish with nuances of green pepper.
Wine 100, October Issue
91
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This is a superb fresh tropical style that shows good, even ripeness, bringing plenty of white nectarine and tropical fruits to the fore; a little grassy edge too. The palate's soft and easy, and bright, crisp acid holds tropical flavours fresh through the finish.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
91
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
There is great purity and definition in this bargain Margaret River Sauvignon. Lime and guava fruits are the focus, carrying on long on the finish with great line and drive. Its acid backbone keeps it upright and fresh.
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Really doesn't have much to say, although no fault; pleasant tropical fruit, good acidity; Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Fresh, lively, tangy, juicy style with lemon, nectarine and grass flavours; bright finish. Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon/Chenin Blanc
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Some of the faintly sweaty characters evident on the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, but abundant tropical fruit and peach aromas ranging into pineapple, passionfruit and gooseberry on the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
83
Ray Jordan (2003 Vintage) says
A full-on flavour bomb of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and chenin blanc. It's all about lifted vibrant aromatic fruit in all its beautiful pristine purity. Works a treat and is super value for money
Ray Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004
84
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2002 Vintage) says
This wine is so breathtakingly good that we have trouble believing that it usually sells below $15. Cape Mentelle, one of the first of the Margaret River wineries (established in 1970), has long had a reputation for great cabernet, shiraz and monstrous zinfandel. In more recent times their chardonnay has become recognised as one of the best in the country. The breakthrough, in our eyes, came when they began to make wines like their semillon sauvignon blanc (one of this country's best) at a quaffable price point. It's now moved above $20 but Cape Mentelle have replaced it with this little beauty - a bin-end blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon, chardonnay and chenin blanc with a small amount of marsanne, riesling and verdelho. Most comes from the cool Chapman River vineyard to the south-east of Margaret River planted by Cape Mentelle in 1996-7. This year, the sauvignon blanc portion is smaller than previously but it is still the variety that dominates the blend with its crisp and clean, green bean and sugar-snap pea flavours and refreshing zippy acidity. It is a powerful, intense white with heaps of character.
Quaff 2004 2003
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is of light to medium intensity, offering a mix of herb, grass and gooseberry, the palate follows down the same track, with a faint whiff of reduction which will likely dissipate with age.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
86
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2000 Vintage) says
An absolutely seductive blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon with a dash of chenin blanc, sourced from the Cape Mentelle estate and other Margaret River growers. Unlike this winery's benchmark semillon sauvignon blanc, this is an unwooded blend picked early in the season. The emphasis here is on freshness, vibrance and ripe varietal fruit characters. This is only the second vintage which has been widely available. The stunning 1999 harvest has been followed by one described by the normally taciturn David Hohnen (General Manager of Cape Mentelle) as 'near perfect' and the wine shows it. Peter loved its zingy, passionfruit flavours and lively crisp acidity hile Max just grinned and nodded. Think summer!
Quaff 2001 2000

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