Monday, 7 September 2015

Patrick of Coonawarra Fumé Blanc 2014

Coonawarra isn't exactly a Sauvignon Blanc haven, but this Fumé Blanc is a pretty smart wine. When worked this variety gets my attention and winemaker Luke Tocaciu has ticked that box for sure.

Fermented on lees in second use French oak puncheons and the then aged for a further twelve months, the final result is a mix of freshness with delicious textural appeal.

Tropical fruit headed by subdued canned pineapple, green melon and lychees then shifts to light creamy flavours not too dissimilar to a lightish whipped butter. It's not a heavy clumsy use of oak that's for sure. The long finish fills the mouth with a lick of pineapple again on exit. A great little package.

Drink now.

Very good.

Region: Coonawarra
RRP: $29
Source: Sample

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