Price:  £79.95 | Case Rate: £13.33
Ex Tax: £66.63

Deakin Estate - Sauvignon Blanc 2018


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Victoria
  • Wine Area: Murray-Darling
  • Wine Maker: Dr Phil Spillman
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Seafood, sushi summer salads

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 85 (2012) JH: 86 (2016) WF: 84 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

Lively tropical fruit, gooseberry, hints of lime

Winery Information

Deakin Estate

Purchased in 1967, Deakin Estate was planted to premium wine grapes which were sold as fruit until 1980 when a winery facility was built. By the time the Deakin Estate range was launched in 1994 some vines had achieved considerable age, whilst newer vines were being planted. Efforts are focused on producing fruit of the highest quality and expressive wines brimming with flavour and varietal character.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)85 pts #204 Dec 2012 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc gives expressive notes of fresh lemon juice and gooseberries with whiffs of elderflower and grass. Light to medium-bodied, it offers a decent amount of clean citrus and herbal flavors with a crisp acid line and a medium to long finish. Drink it now to 2014.

James Halliday (2016)86 pts

Crunchy green apple, touch of citrus, zesty, fresh and clean. No worries.

Wine Front (2009)84 pts

Campbell Mattinson,, 84pts (2009) - "This is the second biggest selling Australian sauvignon blanc – in Australia. Also, more interestingly, it’s the highest selling Australian sauvignon blanc in New Zealand. It’s grown at Mildura. Very dry. Like tart lemons. Some herbal bitterness. Lacks mid palate punch but it does have some bubble-gum fruitiness through the middle, before lemony acidity takes over. Has enough to make it quaffable without causing concern, which is the basic instinct/responsibility of a wine at this price."

Jeremy Oliver (2012)

Marginally sweet, but also a great deal more sophisticated and complex than most sauvignon blancs in its price range. Delicate, faintly earthy and smoky aromas or gooseberries, melon and faint herbal notes precede a long, smooth and creamy palate whose varietal flavours are enhanced with meaty rather funky influences.

Vinification Notes

The 2019 vintage was dry and hot, however adequate irrigation across Deakin Estate’s five different Sauvignon Blanc blocks allowed fruit to be harvested in optimum condition. Cool processing and fermentation with selected aromatic yeasts was used to retain delicate and fresh aromas, while adding some complexity.