Wine Of The Week
Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River 2014, $24
This is a superb example of the blend that Margaret River made famous. The lemony bouquet incorporates nuts, toast and vanilla from development and perhaps a touch of oak barrel. Intense, focused, refined and long palate with a seamless texture and no hint of greener flavours. (13.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Best within five years.
Food: Tossed green salad with mango and prawns.
Stockists: Beaumaris Cellars & Gibson’s Wine Store, Hawthorn (Vic.); Glebe Wine Shop & Castlecrag Cellars (NSW)
Ranked #1 of 21 2014 Sémillon Blend tasted from Margaret River
Winery Rating: 93.1 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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