95 points, Value Rosette, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Mar 2020
93 points, Top Rank, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Dec 2019
"Opulent", Drinkeasy Competition, Dec 2019
91 points, Nick Butler, The Real Review, Nov 2019
4 stars, Lester Jesberg, Winewise, Oct 2019
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Sep 2019
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Mount Barker, Great Southern, Western Australia
Colour: Pale straw, golden hints
Nose: Nettles and freshly cut grass - subtle sweet spice from some new oak.
Fumé Blanc was a name first used in the late nineteen sixties in Napa Valley, California, by vintner Robert Mondavi to denote a style of sauvignon blanc which had received oak treatment. The name is now widely used for oaked sauvignon blanc dominant wines.
The wine has complex aromas that hint at spice, straw, snow pea and subtle grassiness. The mouth feel is elegant and textural due to the partial oak treatment which softens the palate and adds a refined complexity. This wine shows its best with food and is well suited to complement oven-roasted chicken and vegetable style dishes.