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This is the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, chosen by James Halliday in his Top 100 NSW Wines.
“This is a considerable achievement, for it has flowery passionfruit nuances on the bouquet; the palate is lively and quick on its feet, leaving a clean embrace.”
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
A Premium range white, some bottles have a slight (but harmless) deposit of tartrate crystals* which disqualify them from the front shelf.
Miramar’s Wilbertree range is a generic line and, since it has no specific vintage or variety named on the label, may vary from time to time. This wine is the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc awarded 91 points by James Halliday – great value at this case price.
* Affectionately known by industry professionals as “wine diamonds,” tartrates are tiny, crystalline deposits that occur in wines when potassium and tartaric acid (both naturally occurring products of grapes) bind together to form a crystal. The formation of wine diamonds is less common in red wines, due to their lower level of tartaric acid and longer barrel-aging process. They are tasteless, completely harmless and quite natural; and, ironically, indication that the wine was not over processed. The problem, of course, is purely aesthetic. Crystals are just like any other natural sediment so if their appearance is disagreeable, decant as you would with a red. Click here for more info on tartrate crystals.