Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tobin Wines "Kate" Sauvignon Blanc 2010

A recent trip to the Granite Belt found me sitting at the bench of Tobin Wines in Ballandean.

Adrian Tobin is at the helm and his passion for his vineyard and wines is infectious.

As I've mentioned before, Sauvignon Blanc is not my preferred white by any stretch, but this wine certainly had me sitting up to attention.

Fresh and lively flavours here demonstrate the quality Sauvignon Blanc can deliver when not bracketed with the sameness which floods the market from Marlborough.

Passionfruit, guava and dry grass aromas captured my attention initially, but it was the excellent structure and well weighted fruit which delivered a very impressive wine. Tropical characters flooded the palate. The acid was gentle and the flavours lingered wonderfully.

You could happily drink this on its own or with a lunch of prawns and mango salad.

A most satisfying drop indeed and I would have no problem outlaying the $28 for this. For the Sauvignon Blanc obsessed, there are plenty of great Australian examples. This is one of them.

Purchase cellar door or online.

Who: Tobin Wines
What: Sauvignon Blanc (11.7% alc)
Where: Granite Belt
When: 2010
How: $28

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  1. Sauvignon Blanc seems a prefect drink. I've not tried this wine but it is definitely on my list now.  

  2. Definitely worth getting your hands on. Cellar Door or online is the best bet as he doesn't send any to WA.