Hill-Smith Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Part of the the Hill Smith Family Vineyards which includes the Yalumba stable. Wild ferment and partial French oak  maturation for 5 months with lees stirring for further complexity. Winemaker is Teresa Heuzenroeder

Hill-Smith Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Eden Valley, 2019

Pale gold. Interesting interplay between fresh elements and the winemaking artifice: Preserved citrus rind weaves in and out of creamed asparagus with smoked ham notes, passion fruit seed and perfumed blossom. Highly textured yet reined in: the fruit maintains purity and ably supported with the oak. Sneaky elements of vanilla and black currant alongside fresh and spiced lemongrass give a unique take on an oft derided variety.

RRP: $30
Alc: 13%
Rating: 17.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of Hill Smith Estate

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