Geoff Weaver Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Geoff Weaver Wines is a family-owned wine business, established in 1982, and run by the former Hardys chief winemaker Geoff Weaver. One simple thought drives their winemaking; grow grapes of excellence in a site carefully chosen to suit the variety. Explore flavour subtleties and complexities through the winemaking process based on the firm foundation of ripe, richly flavoured grapes. The Lenswood region in general, and their site in particular, is beautifully suited to make wines of power and finesse with its cool, even temperature spectrum which allows full flavour development combined with high retained acid levels crucial to the making of fine, savoury table wines.
These 27 year old vines show their maturity in a very seriously crafted wine that speaks more about texture and structure than it does about fruit, a feat rarely achieved by this variety outside the hallowed vineyards of Sancerre itself. Weaver puts the minerality of this wine down to the low pH of dry grown fruit from this high Lenswood vineyard. A captivatingly fine and mineral mouth filling structure gently supports introverted apple and lime fruit, lingering on a very long finish of outstanding acid drive. In all, this is one of Australia’s greatest young sauvignons. Price: $25; Drink: 2015-2019; Rating: 95 Points; Tyson Stelzer
Dry-grown 37yo vines give moderate yields at low pH levels; an aromatic, flowery bouquet leads into a crisp, juicy palate that continues to accelerate all the way through to the finish and aftertaste. Fastidious winemaking has thrown all the emphasis on varietal fruit. A master of his art. Drink to: 2016; Price: $25.00; Alcohol:12%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; Australian Wine Companion
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