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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2004
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2004
(search item no. 83852)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $18.29

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
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (52%), Semillon (48%)

The color is pale straw with lime green edges. The nose shows rich lifted floral lychee with a wonderful flinty edge combining all the characteristics to be found in Leeuwin Estate Sauvignon Blanc fruit. The palate, though fresh and zesty, has an underlying basis of spicy cool climate berry fruits. The finish shows the potential to evolve into that refined citrus and honey dew melon flavor that we now find in an older Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.

This is ideally drunk with a full bodied shellfish such as lobster or poached scallops with lemon beurre blanc. Also an ideal apéritif wine.

The "Siblings" label was launched with Leeuwin's first sauvignon blanc semillon and represents wines intended for fresh early drinking. As a family business, this label celebrates the role the second generation has played in the ongoing development of Leeuwin Estate.

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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.