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Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
"Intense and vibrant blended white"

Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2015, Western Australia Australia

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  • Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend (the wine geeks call it SSB) - an aromatic, dry white
  • By the world famous Cape Mentelle - one of Margaret River's top producers
  • 92/100 & Top 100 Wines of 2016 (Ray Jordan's Wine Guide) - "Such an intense and vibrant blended white"

SSB (that's what the wine geeks call Sauvignon Blanc Semillon) is Australia's take on the classic Bordeaux white blend. Western Australia's Margaret River region has made SSB one of its favourite styles and has now become famous around the world for producing amazing examples of this aromatic, dry white.

Brothers David, Mark and Giles Hohnen formed Cape Mentelle (funnily enough named after the nearby cape with the same name) in 1970 and in 1985 started Cloudy Bay in Marlborough, making Mentelle a little bit of a big brother to NZ's own Cloudy Bay.

Aussie wine writer Ray Jordan rated this 2015 vintage in his Top 100 Whites & Sparkling in his 2017 Wine Guide, calling it "Such an intense and vibrant blended white. " He scored it 92/100 and went on to say "You hear a lot about Cape Mentelle's reds but they make mighty good whites and this cracking good wine is the perfect example. Precise. Fresh and punchy through to the long finish."

It's a juicy, clean, dry white with pungent tropical fruit flavours (that's the Sauvignon at play) with bright, crisp acidity (that's the Semillon). Don't worry too much about cellaring this style, it's best enjoyed young and fresh and served with white meats, fish and seafood in light sauces.

The lowdown: 12.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap

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