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McWilliam's Inheritance Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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The McWilliam’s family stand proud as one of Australia’s most famous winemaking dynasties. The Inheritance range is nothing more than affordable wines that are priced to please. This Semillon Sauvignon blend is perfect to have on hand when unexpected mates turn up and you want to impress them with a wine that’s fresh, fruity and fun. It’s lifted with passionfruit, citrus and green pea before a palate bursting with tropicality and clean, refreshing acids.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale straw with light green hues.

Nose: Fresh and vibrant citrus fruits, dried herbs and passionfruit aromas are all harmoniously integrated on this intense and varietal nose.

Palate: A clean and refreshing palate, with great intensity of tropical and citrus flavours. A zesty acid backbone provides structure and length, with a short amount of time on lees providing weight and texture to this fine palate.

Cellaring: Drinking well now

Alcohol: 12%

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McWilliam's Inheritance Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
ItÕs hard to imagine that it could not have some WA contribution even if the sauvignon blanc specific yeast has been used, This has a delicious assay of tropical/passionfruit flavours cleansed by citrussy acidity on the finish. Ludicrously good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
89
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Utterly impossible to beat at this price; while not having the depth of its Hanwood big brother, makes up for it with its delicate freshness.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
A pleasant inoffensive Riverina white blend for those occasions when you don't want to think or pay too much.
Quaff 2008 2007
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
McWilliams Inheritance S&M (an unusual concept!) was up against its own Shiraz /Cab, which, as you know, would usually be our preferred combo. However, bearing in mind its ‘nearly free’ price point, we felt that this Shiraz Merlot would benefit from a listing because not only is it a more refreshing and happy-go-lucky style than the SC, it’s better, too! With crunchy red berry notes and some pretty smart spiciness, this is a superb red wine that deserves to be glugged by the case load.
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean, crisp and fresh with touches of gooseberry and lychee through to a lively finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
Let me be honest: when I first opened it, I thought this wine had no chance. After the ripsnorter last year that collected best-value white wine in this august journal (and subsequently, it must be said, in a couple of lesserknown publications) the follow-up vintage grew up in a large shadow. Well, it broke out from the shadows and this is, yet again, one of the great bargains in Aussie wine. Fresh, zippy and delicious.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Clean bouquet; very lively and fresh lemony/grassy/gooseberry palate; crisp, lemony acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Hows this for a find? The sort of wine that makes me want to stand up and sing a Robbie Williams numberÑafter all I'm doing all I can to be a better man (although I can't say I've had much in the way of appreciation or encouragement). And this wine is doing all it can to be my best-value white wine of the year. A bottle full of fresh, lively pleasure at a miserly, stingy, joyless, grasping price. Don't you love a paradox?
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
85

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