96 Points - James Halliday
Bannockburn Vineyards of Victoria's Geelong region was established by the late Stuart Hooper back in in 1974; his vision was to create a vineyard that would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France. Bannockburn continues to realise Hooper's vision under winemaker Matthew Holmes who commenced making wine at Bannockburn in 2015.
A Sauvignon Blanc that is afforded plenty of skilled winemaking attention, the 2018 Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc opens with subtle oak influence alongside the classic varietal notes of green peas, grapefruit and spice on the nose. Full flavoured with plenty of fruit vibrancy and lively acid, this has a lovely texture derived from lees contact. A top line Sauvignon Blanc that delivers a level of class and complexity rarely associated with this variety in Australia.
"96 Points. Made in 3 batches of equal size: the 1st fermented on skins, the 2nd in French oak, the last fermented in tank. Unsurprisingly providing a wine of power and length. Grapefruit hits a high note on the finish and aftertaste, the texture is also very important. $30. 13% alc. Drink by: 2028. Screw cap. 13% alc. Drink: 2021 - 2028. $30."- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2023.
"92 Points. As far as I know this is current which means that it’s released as a three-nearly-four-year-old. It’s a juicy, generous white wine on the one hand and s smoky and complex one on the other. It tastes of grapefruit and meal, tropical fruit and hay, with sweet pea-like notes humming in the background. It tastes both varietal and distinctively itself. The velvety flow of complex-but-juicy fruit flavour here is lovely.Tasted: Nov21 13% alc. Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2025+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
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