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2002 Lillypilly Noble Blend Sauvignon Blanc Botrytis

Lillypilly Sauvignon Blanc BotrytisHailing from the Riverina district in New South Wales, the “Noble Blend” Family Reserve comes from independent producer Lillypilly.  Perhaps somewhat overshadowed by the more widely distributed De Bortoli “Noble One”, this dessert wine is a real surprise.

Firstly, we haven’t come across a Sauvignon Blanc Botrytis in a while, and this one was a real treat.  The wine’s bouquet was a beautiful chain of sweet smelling fruits – in particular the characteristic passionfruit flavours associated with Sauvignon Blanc.

The wine presents with a beautiful rich golden colour, and a medium body.  Very well balanced, the wine tastes of apricot/honey and a variety of sweet fruit, the sugar balance is very good, not too sugary or heavy and finishes with a nice tapering aftertaste.

If you like the De Bortoli “Noble One” line of dessert wines, AWG highly recommends you taste a bottle (or three) of this surprising dessert wine from Lillypilly.

Congratulations to the fine folks at Lillypilly for winning the following trophies at the 2011 International Sweet Wine Challenge:

  • Trophy for International Sweet Wine of the Year ‐Lillypilly 2008 Noble Blend
  • Trophy for Best Mature Sweet White, Other Varieties ‐Lillypilly2008 Noble Blend
  • Trophy for Best Sweet Wine in Museum Class ‐Lillypilly 2002 Family Reserve Noble Blend

Tulloch Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Hunter Valley NSW

tullockThis wine surprised me with its wonderful flavours of peach and pineapple which were evident as soon as the bottle was opened. 

The colour was a lovely light gold and the slightly crisp impact on the palate lingered in the mouth. Both the male and female diners loved this light and fruity wine which went very well with both fish, red and white meats.

This is a good buy being modestly priced below $20 and I would certainly buy it again.

Aussie Wine Guy notes:  This Semillon Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the heartland of Semillon – NSW’s Hunter Valley contains a blend with Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. 

Whilst many will credit New Zealand’s Marlborough region as the home of great Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills provides Australia’s lion’s share of the great tasting and refreshing blanc and it goes marvellously with Hunter Semillon.

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