Trevelen Farm Fume Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011
You’ve gotta be kidding me – $22 for a 10-year-old wine that is drinking beautifully? This is a French oak influenced savvy which shows that in the right conditions – unlike the rest of Australia, 2011 was a cracking vintage – and with careful winemaking you can get something very special from aged sauvignon blanc. Creamy and nutty oak has merged with the delightful guava light tropical apricot fruit characters to create something special with a rich and textured multi-layered profile. This vineyard produces fruit with a particularly high natural acidity providing its marvellous capacity to age and retain its vitality and energy as witnessed here.