This is Peter Leske’s last wine before he resigned as chief winemaker and one of his best – certainly good enough to win the trophy for best sauvignon blanc at the ’06 Adelaide Hills Wine Show in a field of 47 wines.
With a small percentage of barrel-fermented wine adding extra depth, it is varietal yet not too pungent or ‘green’, with a fragrant fresh-herb, cut-radish and gooseberry aroma with background lemon and capsicum hints.
It has all the frisky tang and cut of good young sauvignon, but also concentrated fruit flavour and persistence, without any harsh acidity or corrective sweetness. Simply a delicious summer drink. 95/100.