Berrigan Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Poised, powerful and racy. There’s snow pea, snow pea shoots and grassiness on the nose. A zippy palate packed with the same ingredients gives way to a powerful finish which twins passionfruit and grassiness. Little surprise pretty much every vintage of Dan’s SB picks up a trophy. This one is no exception.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs

RegionMount Benson, SA
WinemakerDaniel Berrigan
Alcohol %13.5
Size750 mL
Bling3 x Gold Medal, Trophy, 93pts Kim Brebach

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Dan Berrigan seems to pick up a lot of bling. Until recently he was making a slew of award winning wines for Norfolk Rise. These day’s he makes his own under the Berrigan label. Since 2016 he has won 3 golds and 2 trophies for Sauv Blanc, 3 golds and 3 trophies for shiraz.

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Customer Reviews

Savoury and textural like a Fumé Blanc except for the smokiness

Berrigan Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – I like the guys at Winedirect because they introduce us to interesting wines we’ve never heard of. This Mount Benson (Limestone Coast) winery isn’t even listed in Halliday’s tome. It’s more like a French number than an Aussie, more savoury and textural like a Fumé Blanc except for the smokiness. I thought it might’ve been left on lees for a while in old barrels since the fruit is in the savoury grass / peas and even stone fruit part of the spectrum, but apparently not.
An interesting departure from the norm, and I’m surprised the judges liked it enough to shower it with gold medals and atrophy. I’ll give it 93 points for daring to be different. BUY.

Kim Brebach BWU$20, 20/02/2019
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