Plantagenet Omrah Sauvignon Blanc 2012
~AUD$16. This one’s got a bit of age on it, although you’re very unlikely to pick it out. The current vintage is 2012. Very pale yellow tinge, fruit comes largely from the Rosetta and Hayview vineyards around Mt Barker, with 15% from the International Hill vineyards in the Frankland River region. These vines are irrigated, so given the dry growing season for 2011, the fruit developed nice flavours. I’m having this at 10degC, notes of tropical fruit salad, canned pineapple, peach, pear and gooseberry. Dry, full-bodied white wine with lively acidity. Nice well-weighted flavours of slate-like lime, gooseberry and unripe passionfruit with a peppery spice on the finish. It doesn’t have the depth of robust ripe fruit flavours and once the finish ends you tend to forget about it, but it would work really well with a grilled prawn and capsicum/fennel salad. Drink now.