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Hardys Oomoo Sauvignon Blanc

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The Hardy’s Oomoo wines are an iconic range from South Australia that draw on vineyards in the Adelaide Hills district to make this wine. This bracingly fresh Sauvignon Blanc sums up why this variety is still so popular for white wine drinkers with its vital nose of passionfruit and gooseberry as well as a vibrant lime inflection. It’s fragrant with gooseberry and grassy notes and relies on texture and a defined acid backbone before a long, refreshing finish. It work with spicy Asian dishes as well as fresh salads.

Winemaker's Notes

This has resulted in an award winning Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc with intense varietal flavour and bright natural acidity.

Appearance: Pale straw in colour with green hues.

Nose: Aromas of passionfruit and gooseberry are complemented with hints of fresh lime juice.

Palate: Juicy and vibrant with intense full sweetness of gooseberries and grassy characters. A full and soft palate supports the strong backbone of racy acidity and refreshing minerality leading to an impressive finish.

Food: A great match to grilled monkfish.

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Hardys Oomoo Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Winestate May/Jun
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; the pungent bouquet is, to say the least, attention-getting, and the lime zest, gooseberry and steely acidity of the palate don't back away. For those who actually like sauvignon blanc; topped its class (with a silver medal) at the National Wine Show '11.
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Fresh, tight and forward, with a mainstream, grassy and moderately intense aroma of lychees, passionfruit and tropical fruits. Forward, juicy and marginally sweet, it's forward and vibrant, finishing with a pleasing cut of racy acidity.
2011-2012
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
88
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A typically well-made wine, using specific yeast but no other embellishments; the bouquet and palate range between citrus and ripe kiwi fruit flavours, the finish drawn out by good acidity.
To Now
Australian Wine Companion 2013
92
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
2011-2012
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
88
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Cool herbs and grassy nose here; on the palate there's a decent melon fruit flavour and good reach of tropical fruit. This has a nice balance and a smooth texture; pretty tidy value for money.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
87
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Smoky/sweaty bouquet; quite fresh with a dry but generous palate and long, lingering fruit flavours. "Surprisingly good," thought one judge.
Winestate magazine 2010
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
Oomoo' has become a regional label for Constellation and has earned a formidable reputation in quite a short space of time for good quality delivered at a fair price. This is an Adelaide Hills sauvignon and is clean, fresh and lively with a passionfruit edge and some cool tropical flavours before a zingy finish
Quaff 2010 2009
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pungent green fruit and hints of some tropical aromas; tight and zesty on the palate
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Lovely fresh, well-made wine thats tight and bright with some very powerful varietal fruit and great level of zesty acidity cutting through the fruit sweetness.
Winestate 20082009

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