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.