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Robert Oatley - Signature Sauvignon Blanc - Margaret River 2016

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Western Australia
  • Wine Area: Margaret River
  • Wine Maker: Larry Cherubino
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 88 (2012) VS: 87 (2012) JR: 16.5 (2013) WS: 89 (2012) WE: 88 (2012) JH: 95 (2016) NM: 90 (2012) Misc: 90 Stars (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Fine, crisp dry white with flavours of passionfruit, cut grass and a hint of lime zest.

Winery Information

Robert Oatley

Robert Oatley Vineyards is the latest venture of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty, which was founded by the late industry legend Bob Oatley. Bob Oatley founded one of Australia's most famous wine companies, Rosemount Estate, in 1968 and later sold the business in 2001 for $1.5 billion. His legacy continues in his eldest son Sandy, who worked alongside his father for many years and manages the business today. Created in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards aims to embody the best that Australia.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)88 pts

May 2014 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc presents aromas of lemon juice, green apples and fresh grass with hints of capsicum and elderflower. Light to medium-bodied, it has a good intensity of citrus fruit and herbals flavors in the mouth with a racy acid line and a long, refreshing finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)87 pts

July 2014 -Light yellow. Citrus fruits and pungent herbs on the nose. Dry and sharply focused, offering zesty lemon and lime flavors and a hint of white pepper. Finishes on a slightly tart note, with good clarity and cut.-- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2013)16.5 pts

Tasted Jan 14 - Lovely gooseberry purity with an attractive leafiness. Textured - like it might have a bit of Sémillon blended? Stylish, convincing. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2012)89 pts

Apr 2013 - Fresh and light, with pretty, lime-accented pear and herb flavors that linger on the deft finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2012)88 pts

This varietally labeled Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the southern portion of Margaret River is delightfully clean, crisp and refreshing. Nectarine, pineapple and citrus flavors mingle easily on the medium-bodied palate.

James Halliday (2016)95 pts

It's as racy as one of (the late) Robert Oatley's yachts. Laser precision with its acidity and flavours - more in the citrus spectrum with crunchy star fruit, fresh basil, cut grass and offers a lot of pleasure. Gold medal and subsequent trophy 2016 Sydney Royal Wine Show and fair enough, too.

Natalie McLean (2012)90 pts

A robust and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with distinctive notes of passionfruit, freshly cut grass, chives and lime. Very refreshing and palate cleansing. Perfect for vegetarian dishes.

Miscellaneous (2013)90 stars

Tasting Panel - ""Soft peach nose; fresh, juicy and bright with smooth texture and bright acidity; peach, citrus and and long, juicy finish; elegant and balanced."

Vinification Notes

The grapes come from different vineyards within Margaret River and were picked up at different level of maturities. After being crushed and pressed, they were fermented in stainless steel tanks.