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Cooks Lot Sauvignon Blanc

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The Orange wine region is producing some of the best cool climate aromatic whites in Australia. Thanks to its high altitude vineyards and superb soil the region is able to make wines that are refined and elegant with vibrant fruit expression. This is distinctly varietal Savvy that would go well with a pasta dish of goats cheese and asparagus. It’s full of grassy tropical notes and has a nicely textured palate with a clean, acid finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Aromatic tropical fruit, guava and herbaceous lemon sherbet follows thru to a crisp vibrant palate with lovely tropical, citrus and herbaceous notes.

2013 was an excellent vintage with a cool growing phase and good rain. It was a much warmer vintage than usual with harvest being 2-3 weeks early.

Alcohol: 12.9%


Reviews and Accolades


"Orange probably produces some of the best Sauvignon Blanc fruit in the country - well so I think anyway. I'm not a huge Sauvignon Blanc fan but I do like what this region has to offer. Front and centre, here is another example. Duncan Cook continues to pump out good juice at the bargain price of $20. This Sauvignon Blanc is passionfruit and pineapple city. Flavours hang on to the front of the palate and acid is certainly in check. None of the greeny, cat's piss sameness which floods the market from NZ. This is purely fruit driven delivering deliciously dangerous drinking. Clean and fresh flavours with some cut herb highlights. Most definitely the tropical characters steal the show. Crisp with balanced acidity. Yum and yum. It is hard not to keep topping up the glass. Rip in!"
QWine Blogspot Review

Top 100 NSW Wines

Medal - NSW Wine Awards 2013

Silver Medal - China Wine & Spirit Awards 2013.

Bronze Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show 2013

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Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; barrel fermentation of part or all of the wine in older oak and subsequent lees stirring has in no way diminished the striking passionfruit and green pea flavour profile; has very good length, and a lingering aftertaste. Drink in its exuberant youth.
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under 2012
94
WINESTATE (2012 Vintage) says
A fresher, greener style with a high level of acid, and green pea and asparagus-like fruit.
March/April 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale quartz; a clean, fresh and lively wine; the expected varietal expression is there, but in sotto voce mode; the acidity is good, and the wine may gain weight by the end of 2011.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a very appealing sauvignon blanc that neatly marries tropical flavours with grass, green bean and asparagus notes; good overall mouthfeel and balance.
To 2011
Australian Wine Companion 2011
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A generous wine from start to finish; ripe, tropical fruits, but needs more finesse and acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Very distinct bouquet like canned asparagus spears. The same characters show on the lovely weighty palate. Finishes green and crisp.
Winestate 20082009

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