Leeuwin Siblings 2009

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Siblings 2009 This vintage has 62% SauvignonLeeuwin Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon Blanc and 38% Semillon in the mix. The nose features a combination of grass, citrus and gooseberry. In the mouth the citrus is pronounced, as if eating very ripe grapefruit sprinkled with lime and lemon. While pleasingly acidic as you might expect with the large Sauvignon component, roundness is a feature as well, given the contribution of Semillon.

This builds a fresh theme on the famous model we know from Bordeaux, where Semillon and Sauvignon create big, complex blends. This incarnation is even fresher with a hint of petillance, adding to the zippiness.

The winery in Margaret RiverComplexity was augmented by barrel fermenting a portion of the wine and later aging the wine in seasoned French oak for 3 months.

Winemaker Paul Atwood. Produced and bottled under a screwcap closure in Margaret River 12.5% $20 suggested US retail, a media sample Leeuwin

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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2 Responses to Leeuwin Siblings 2009

  1. Strangely enough we opened a bottle of this just last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Still not a big fan of the screwtops but it was a great accompaniment to our fresh fish BBQ and garden salads

  2. Ray says:

    Good to hear from you in Margaret River – that is one of the most amazing wine regions in the world crashing waves, surfing, awesome food, great wine and kangaroos on the road! Best, Ray

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