2016 Taltarni Fumé Blanc
Aromas of boysenberry and guava with notes of mineral and oak. The generous front palate extends into a mouth-filling grapefruit acid and a long, clean finish. Melon flavours softly dissipate into honeydew and spice true to the fumé style. 95 points James Halliday.
How do you achieve a fumé style?
Time spent in French oak with lees stirring weekly to enhance texture and mouthfeel. The cool-climate complexity and acid come from Tasmanian fruit, and the tropical notes from the Pyrenees.