Two entirely drinkable wines from Denmark (the Western Australian one), with both of these wines showcasing a most attractive (to me at least) feature – natural acidity.
Singlefile Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Denmark, WA)
$24, Screwcap, 12.5%
Lot’s to like here. The perfect answer to sweet and ultimately flaccid Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs.
Passionfruit. Passionfruit essence even. Passionfruit! Tropical fruit drink too.Slightly sweaty but intense and quite convincing. Wow! Impressive nose.
Long, chalky long. Dry and long palate. Searing acids. Some texture through the mouth but otherwise all acid. Natural acid though. Really impressive! So dry. Fresh and pure. 17.6/92
Lightly (if at all) oaked style.
Bright green yellow in the glass. Gravel and dough. Minerals. More than a hint of Chablis. Twist of sweet creamy lemon as it warms up, suggesting some clever lees work. Attractive and cool nose.
Lemons too on the palate, which is rather long, citrussy and crisp, with a lemon tang that is really quite appealing. Dry and almost chalky. Just a bit fat on the finish.
Nice wine, simple and clean. Question mark on the value at $22, but a good rendition of lightly oaked Chardonnay nonetheless. 16.5/88