Wirra Wirra Hiding Champion Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2014
I looked at this over 2-3 nights and still couldn’t get my head around it, the balance never quite coming together. Curious as I think the Wirra whites (like the excellent Riesling) are hitting the high notes of late. Not the easiest vintage for Adelaide Hills whites though…
Water clear, this looked very reductive at first, though that blew off after a while. Still, underneath it treads a very fine ripeness line, the acid mouthwatering but also wildly intense, making for an acid driven style that is just a little aggressive. It’s all natural acidity, so the shape is not blunt, but the rest of the wine just feels so overtaken by it that its a struggle to drink. Very long though, and mighty pure.
A tricky wine in many respects, I never quite loved it, yet admire the length and intensity. As a complete wine, though, it misses the boat.
Details: 12.5%, Screwcap, $24
Best drinking: 2015-2016
Score: 16/20, 87/100
Would I buy it? Not quite.
Buy online: Wirra Wirra website