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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Juniper Estate Crossing Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Juniper Estate started life as “Wright’s” back in 1973, one of the early pioneers of what we consider the Margaret River region. Juniper Estate is centred around the premium producing sub-region of Wilyabrup and Crossing is its second tier of wines, after the Estate range.

Interestingly, despite the Semillon (55%) taking the lead billing here, it's the passionfruit and Gooseberry of the Sauvignon Blanc (45%) that make themselves known.

There's a little texture and depth of interest, courtesy of a small portion of the Semillon being barrel fermented. The palate offers up further fruit, by way of pear, apple and herbal hints flecked through.

Spice and latent texture add something to this wine and acid gives it carry on a good length. A real summer delight. 90

Tasted on: Thursday 15th March, a Root to Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $22
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap

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