Domaine Naturaliste Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Margaret River 2013 $29
This wild-yeast barrel-fermented wine is a more complex rendition of the classic regional blend. The pungent bouquet shows overt oak and herbal fruit, including cedary, snow pea-like regional overtones. It has more palate weight and intensity than most Margaret River SBSs, and a longer aftertaste. (Screw cap; 13 per cent alcohol.) Score 91 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Ageing? Drink now to five years.
Food idea: Salt and pepper calamari.
Stockists: 60 Darling Street Fine Wines (NSW); Seddon Wine Store (Vic.)
Ranked #1 of 22 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Blend tasted from Margaret River
Price Benchmark: $26.00 Avg 91pt 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Blend tasted from Australia