Balgownie Black Label Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (Yarra Valley, Vic)
12%, Screwcap, $24
This is drawn from the ‘upper reaches of the Yarra Valley’.
Gooseberry and green melon nose is direct, ripe and pure. Very correct and obvious. Simple palate is juicy, musky, very youthful and softly spoken. There is a stunted nature to the palate yet it is sufficiently varietal and ripe enough to work.
Solid. 16/20 87/100