Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023


Six-part 25-year-old vine Sauvignon, and four-part 38-year-old Semillon. All the cuvée is barrel fermented, 3 months on lees in seasoned French oak before an early winter bottling. Getting the dollar value with SBS can be hard, and plenty of sub-par bargain basement examples exist. This is not one of those. This is about making it count – even if it’s a mid-week beachside drop, you can only have so many standard drinks. Perfumed, fragrant and textured with guava, snow pea, white florals and a touch of savoury, very delicate cheesecloth. This is really balanced, and the two kids play well together in the vinous playground. It’s got length and an attractive, catchy texture from solids. Really lovely and not a snippet of herbal edge. A soft and approachable acid line reels into inviting and easy summer drinking. Boat wine at a bargain price.