Said to be a 'Wines of intrigue and natural appeal,' those boxes have definitely been ticked. The intrigue factor has been cranked up with ease. A simple label and wax seal offers immediate impact to the eye.
A curious blend of Gargenega, Marsanne and Gewürztraminer, percentages unknown.
Looks like reconstituted apple juice in appearance, some skin contact has done its thing here. One whiff and the senses go wild. Every other whiff comes up with something new. Rose water, musk, honey mead, canned apricots, marigold flowers. Some lemon curd but not. Some peach skin but not. Spiced fruit lingers and the delivery is generous.
It's zippy and lively yet has a mellow side. I just want another glass.
This is the fourth release of this unique skin contact Sauvignon Blanc. Made by Tom Shobbrook, some of the detail surrounding the wine is hard to locate, such as price.
Skin contact isn't my thing. I've given it a go a few times and just can't seem to find something that appeals all that much. This is different. It smells good. It tastes good. I like it!
Pineapple husk, canned peach syrup, peach skin and apricots. There's a bit of weight too and it carries a phenolic texture. It's quite an interesting piece and something I didn't want to over analyse. It's quite enjoyable and that's primarily what it was made for. Food will help it sing more, perhaps something like barbecued octopus. I reckon it could also cut through the fat of duck as a left field option.