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De Bortoli Windy Peak Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Western Australia is not the only place that does tasty Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blends. This is a fragrant, more restrained grassy style crying out for fish and chips.

Winemaker's Notes

2013 is an exciting vintage for Sauvignon Blanc with terrific balance of flavour, texture and acidity. The wines are pungent but composed considering a relatively warm February.

Appearance: Medium straw colour with green edges.

Nose: Hints of gooseberry, slightly grassy and funky, some creaminess.

Palate: Fresh tropical fruit flavours, herbal and grassy flavours, soft acidity.

Food: Grilled whiting (or any nice white fish fillet).

Cellaring: Now or enjoy over the next two years.

Alcohol: 12.0%

expert reviews about

De Bortoli Windy Peak Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Alive with lime blossom, lemon zest and cut grass, this is an impressively fragrant SBS, with a zippy and crunchy palate scaffolded on a high-tensile core of lime juice.
WINE100
91
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Exciting to see SBS of restraint at this price. Eighteen months after vintage, it's still fresh, crunchy, textural and lively, with primary nashi pear, lemon and lime fruit.
Wine100, September Edition 2011
89
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; crisp, clean and correct, with herbal characters balanced by sweeter stone fruit/tropical fruit nuances.
2011
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Lively, bright and crisp, with a mix of gooseberry, grass and mineral aromas and flavours; long, clean, dry finish; very good value
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Typical spotless and finely crafted wine, even at this price level and volume; gooseberry and citrus flavours; sourced from no less than eight regions across Vic and NSW thanks to the '07 vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
Ken Gargett (2007 Vintage) says
Last year, we made De Borts the dbwwm Winery of the Year because they excelled at every level. They haven't stopped excelling but we've stopped letting anyone win two years running. Sorry guys, we just like to spread the love around. The Windy Peak wines are all fabulous value and this one is full of flavour and nicely balanced. True, it's not the best sem savvy made here—but in this book that fabulous value thing'U swing it for you every time.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
88
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
"In the words of its maker Steve Webber, this wine has just the right amount of no flavour. Its understated elegance and zesty citrus notes make it a multi-talented partner with all manner of starters and entrées."
WBM 100, October 2007
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
No reduction; light- to medium-bodied, with gently grassy/mineratty flavours, and fair length.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Clean, fresh and lively; light-bodied but lingering passionfruit and lemon; good balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Fragrant light passionfruit and tropical mix, plus hints of grass and mineral; clean finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86

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