Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2020: “now, there’s a rare beast.”


Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – Andrew Graham

“This Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is one of the few, new-release Australian Sauvignon that needs to be cellared.

Australian Sauvignon Blanc. Already a year old. Still needs cellaring. Now there’s a rare beast.

Anyway, this partially barrel-matured Wrattonbully Sauvignon Blanc is more in the mode of white Bordeaux. A long way from the pyrazine-laden, cat-pee-on-a-gooseberry-bush, hard-edged, alcoholic cliche of many Savvy B. Instead, the varietal character takes a back seat, save for some lemon citrus. It’s shy, tangy and lean, but you can see the leanings – texture is just a step away.

But for now? It’s pre-pubescent, tart and will have you questioning what all the fuss is about. Hold.

Terre á Terre Down to Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2020. Best drinking: give it 18 months, at least. History dictates this will still be alive in 5 years without fuss.” 17/20, 90/100+

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