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O'Leary Walker Blue Cutting Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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Here we have a dry, slightly creamy, easy drinking style of white that is perfect for those warm days, or hanging out at the beach. Smells of gooseberries, lychees and other tropical fruits waft out of the glass, along with a smattering of herbs, whilst the palate is light, dry and crunchy, with almost appley acidity, a subtle creamy texture, and a refreshing finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: The colour is pale green with light straw hues.

Nose: An assortment of tropical fruits, apricot and citrus.

Palate: The real feature of the wine is the purity of fruit, with juicy structure and length. The lively acidity balances the fruit character with a clean crisp finish.

Food: A great wine for conversation with friends over a Thai salad.

Cellaring: A fruit driven wine best enjoyed in its youth.


expert reviews about

O'Leary Walker Blue Cutting Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Peter Forrestal (2009 Vintage) says
This is a second label for O'Leary Walker, and they use two of their strengths, the Clare Valley and the Adelaide Hills, to produce a multi-regional SSB blend. It's fresh, clean and lifted, has some cool tropical notes, and a hint of lanolin, finishing zesty and crisp
Quaff 2010 2009
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
As if the standard O'Leary Walker wines aren't value-laden enough, this is a clever early-drinking crisp dry white showing the lemon zest of semillon seasoned with some more exotic sauvignon blanc characters. The palate has lemon and tropical flavour, really crisp and tidy.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Developed, although bright, colour; a clean, relatively restrained bouquet leads into a palate full of energy and thrust with grassy fruit and brassy acidity; an ideal match for fish and chips.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
The combination of WA (600/o)/Clare Valley (40%) fruit works well; a seamless flow of line and length, and overall generosity.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
Here is a new label for the Clare Valley-based team of David O' Leary and Nick Walker that succeeds, at least, with this wine. The nose is more gewurztraminer, with perfumed spice, rose petal and florals, yet the flavours and mouthfeel are very much sauv blanc sem. There's a liveliness on the mid-palate, ripe tropical flavours and a cleansing, refreshing finish.
Quaff 2008 2007
Ken Gargett (2007 Vintage) says
These two guys left Beringer Blass, now Foster's, a few years ago to do their own thing. The collaboration has produced a string of fabulous wines, and now we have this line of Value' wines. Since their top wines are some of the best value bottles going around anyway, I'm not sure we needed this, but it's good wine. Grab this one if you're a fan of the style—it's full and pungent with tropical and gooseberry flavours. If not, go the rieslings.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
88

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