Banjo’s Run 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
The Southern Highlands wine region in NSW is one to watch for its often-stellar sauvignon blancs off vineyards that thrive in the cool-climate conditions that suit the variety so well.
And one truly stellar performer is the small Banjo’s Run at Exeter, at the very southern end of the Highlands region, its 2011 Sauvignon Blanc a wonderfully fresh and aromatic wine with plenty of varietal flavour. Owner Bill Hall bought the old and somewhat rundown vineyard around three years ago and has achieved wonders in his program of rejuvenation.
The 2011 growing season was cool throughout, and with record high rainfall that resulted in vigorous canopy growth and subsequent slow-ripening of fruit that developed those intense flavours. With typically sauvignon blanc passionfruit and tropical fruits to the fore, it’s one to enjoy with Thai foods, or if you are not into spiciness, with a wide range of seafoods.
Value buying at $28 from the cellar door, or $308 a case – order on 0408 228 724 or www.banjosrun.com.au. Delivery charges apply to some areas. …Article Link Here
POSTED: 11 SEPTEMBER 2012
|— DAVID ELLIS|