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Date Printed: 8/30/2016
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 1999
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 1999
(search item no. 20311)
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2016: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A youthful straw green colour.

Sweet lifted fruit with notes of citrus blossom and a fine savoury freshness are immediately apparent on the bouquet. There is also an interesting touch of cloves indicating the barrel fermentation of a considerable part of the Sauvignon Blanc.

On the palate the fresh fruit is predominant with a crisp nicely balanced finish. This is a delicately complex wine with inputs from both varieties marrying into this particularly unique style, new to Leeuwin Estate.

The Sauvignon Blanc 52% - Semillon 48% is ideally drunk with a full bodied shellfish such as lobster or poached scallops with lemon beurre blanc. Also an ideal apéritif wine.

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About Leeuwin Estate:

After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as a consultant and mentor. The initial vineyards were planted by hand over a five year period from 1975, with the state-of-the-art winery opened in 1978. In 1979, Leeuwin Estate had their first commercial vintage. Today, Leeuwin Estate maintains a team of highly-skilled and dedicated winemakers, under the direction of two generations of the founding family, exporting to over 30 countries.