Lively and aromatic, Leeuwin Estate's Siblings SBS blend packs notes of lime, lemon flesh, and guava into the bouquet. Some savoury inflections include cardamom and nettles. The palate is light with gentle texture, flavours of lemon and grapefruits along with a dash of spice. There's fresh acidity which combines nicely. All in all, it's great value from one of WA's premier wineries!
Awards and Accolades
☆☆☆☆☆ James Halliday Winery Rating
2015 Vintage: 92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Australian Wine Companion "A very respectable entry point wine; gently spicy plum and cherry fruit aromas and flavours open the door wide to welcome you; the tannins are polished, and the Burgundian-coopered oak may have been a winery hand-me-down, but it's up to the task. This is keen value."
From the Winery
The grapes were machine picked in the cool of the night and immediately drained and pressed. The juice was settled and then racked off gross lees. The juice was warmed and inoculated with selected yeast and fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. A smaller percentage was fermented within second and third use Bordealaise coopered French oak barriques . After fementation the individual parcels were blended, fined, cold stabilised and bottled
Pruning was completed in the middle of a very wet and windy September, with above average rainfall. Springs that had been inactive in the landscape for many years were again flowing freely. Early spring was very windy, rainy and cool. Weather improved though October and November; bouts of wind and rain continued between periods of fine and sunny days. December was generally fine and warm. Veraison was noted in the Chardonnay in the first week of January, and several weeks later in the Cabernet. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay harvest commenced in the middle of February, with the white harvest completed by early to mid March. January was warm, with slightly above average daytime temperatures; February in contrast had slightly cooler than average daytime temperatures.
A fabulous vintage with excellent weather conditions for developing and maintaining the delicate flavours of the white fruit. The cooling influence of the sea breeze was significant this year; most days through summer the southerly breeze from the Southern Ocean was obvious in the early afternoon. Marri trees (Corymbia calophylla) flowered heavily again, resulting in low bird pressure through February and March.
Don't Pay: $27.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Margaret River, WA
Winemaker: Tim Lovett
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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