Wine Spectator 89 points - Bright, sleek and distinctive, with a fresh hay note running through the lime and green apple flavors, lingering pleasantly. Drink now through 2018. 300 cases imported.-HS
(Jun 15 2014)
Vinous 92 points - (made from a 73/27 blend and a very low 11% alcohol): Light yellow. Vibrant citrus fruit and floral aromas are complemented by notes of quinine and pungent herbs. Tangy, focused and pure, with superb depth to its lemon/lime and green apple flavors. Dry and nervy on the finish, with a note of bitter lime zest on the lingering aftertaste. This wine could stand toe-to-toe with most any similar blend from California and many big name bottlings from Bordeaux.
There has been a lot of experimentation with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon at Cullen over the years. The initial blend gave way to varietal Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s. From 1991 to 1993, a reserve blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon was made as well as varietal Sauvignon and Semillon. Since 1997, there has been only one wine made from these grapes. The proportions of the two varieties may vary from year to year depending on the quality of each variety.
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