WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - with Graeme Phillips

O’LEARY WALKER

2013 SAUVI­GNON BLANC, $ 18

Ade­laide Hills, SA 11 per cent www.oleary­walk­er­wines.com

Light, bright and fresh trop­i­cal fruit aro­mas and fl avours full of zesty juici­ness and a clean fi nish. Chill well for a straight­for­ward, don’thave- to- think- about- it re­fresher.

BRAN­COTT ES­TATE

2012 SAUVI­GNON BLANC, $ 18

Marl­bor­ough, NZ 13 per cent www.bran­cottes­tate.com

Pale straw/ green with the typ­i­cal Marl­bor­ough pun­gency of spiky net­tles and trop­i­cal fruits, but in need of a bit more acid lift and vi­tal­ity to be truly re­fresh­ing.

MUD HOUSE

2012 SAUVI­GNON BLANC, $ 22

Marl­bor­ough, NZ 13 per cent www.mud­house.com.nz

A more re­strained and com­plex drop than its Marl­bor­ough part­ner with the va­ri­ety’s trop­i­cal fruiti­ness com­bin­ing with herba­ceous and juicy cit­rus notes.

FORESTER ES­TATE

2012 SAUVI­GNON BLANC, $ 25

Mar­garet River, WA 13.5 per cent www.forester­estate.com. au

A more sub­tle, lightly oak style with dis­tinct fl oral, pot- pourri- like aro­mas. It’s a lit­tle too del­i­cate for while ini­tially ap­peal­ing, the fl avours fade fairly quickly to­wards the fi nish.

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