“Apple blossom, honeysuckle, stone fruits” – Jeni Port


Crayères Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

“This method by co-owner/winemaker Xavier Bizot is worth explaining because as a result this is one concentrated, dense Sauvignon Blanc. The grape’s usual herbaceous exuberance is toned down, other forces are at work here.

Apple blossom, honeysuckle, stone fruits come first, and then comes the appearance of dried herbs bringing the grape’s signature scent. This is a Sauvignon Blanc working its other attributes, maybe not immediately recognisable but it’s going for subtlety, complexity and above all, rich texture.

It’s a quiet build-up of flavour and intensity of orchard fruit, crunchy apple, citrus and honey on the palate. Bizot suggests the wine has an incredible ageing potential for an Australian Sauvignon Blanc of 15 to 20 years. He’s putting it in the same camp as a top Chardonnay. He might be right.”

Jeni Port, winepilot.com

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