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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2005
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $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
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

The color is fresh vibrant pale straw with lime green edges. Fresh fruit flavors are dominated by Sauvignon Blanc characters of freshly cut grass, tropical fruit, passionfruit and spice. The clean and fresh palate is full bodied and luscious with soft sweet fruit and herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc flavors. The finish is well balanced and clean with a lingering taste of gooseberries.

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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.