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2012 Squitchy Lane Fume Blanc

 
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2012 Squitchy Lane Fume Blanc

Wine Details

Winery
Squitchy Lane
Vintage
2012
Grape Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Region
Yarra Valley
Alcohol (%)
12.5
Purchase Price ($)
22
Wine Rating
91
Closure
Screwcap
Source
Purchase

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2012 Squitchy Lane Fume Blanc
Wine Rating 
 
91

Fume in French has a translation of ‘smoky’ which denotes the morning fog that can be seen in the Loire Valley considered the home of Sauvignon Blanc. In terms of style a typical fume blanc sees time on lees and time in barrel, it creates a structured and textural expression of the wine.

The 2012 release is a light yellow in colour. the nose is topical with some stewed apricot and leesy complexity to go with elements of mandarine and oyster shell.

The palate starts with rich tropical fruits but is channelled by mineral acidity and grapefruit astringency to finish. The fume style gives such texture and longevity to the Sauvignon Blanc variety that is showcased by this wine.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2014 - 2016
Date Reviewed
08 16, 2014