Fragrant and energetic, the nose has an abundance of lychee, kiwifruit and blackcurrant with lime curd and lemon sherbet. Thai basil, sliced fennel, ginger and citrus blossom sit neatly in the background. A gentle entry leads to a delicately textured mid palate. Bursting lemon, lime and grapefruit dominate throughout with bright acidity, a slightly savory line and a talc-like finish
Deliciously crisp and flavorful, my initial reaction if tasting on a blind would have been to label this one a Marlborough Sauv Blanc. In retrospect though, it was so tasty that I sprinted past the subtle clues that would have told me otherwise.
Pronounced intensity aromas of lemon, lime, fresh flowers, and herbs leapt from the glass to the nose’s delight. On the palate, fresh, crisp citrus notes of lime, lemon pith, and hints of white grapefruit and kiwi were supported by bright acidity and a protracted mineral and herbal finish that begged me to drink more – and I did!
Leeuwin’s Siblings Sauv Blanc is the 3rd bottle WJ has carried from this producer. The Cab Sauv is gone, but there are still a few bottles of Leeuwin’s Shiraz 2017 ($17.99) left in stock if you haven’t tried it yet