Devil’s Lair The Hidden Cave sauvignon blanc semillon 2014

INTRO
BEN MILLER
WINEMAKER COMMENTS
VINTAGE CONDITIONS:
2014 was a year of records. Following a record winter rainfall there was a delayed start to spring with strong early winds. This affected some of the earlier varieties on exposed sites. With good soil profiles and some warm weather, the vines finally took off with exceptional growth in the early months. A record summer dry spell ensured very little disease in the latter half of the growing season.

COLOUR:
Very light pale straw and green hue
NOSE:
Pronounced pink grapefruit, guava, passionfruit and freshly cut nettle. Subtle white flower spice adds to an intensely vibrant and powerful aroma.
PALATE:
Juicy, refreshing and full of crisp citrusy tang . The Semillon gives a lively melon and textural mouthfeel complementing the pungent, mineral rich
gooseberry flavours of Sauvignon blanc. This SSB finishes long and bright with a lingering core of fruit.
Deep in the south of Margaret River, beyond where most tourists venture, stand towering Karri forests, protecting a hidden cave they call the Devil’s Lair.
It’s after this unassuming and somewhat shy cave –one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites –that Devil’s Lair is named.
Devil’sLair is fortunate to be able to tread its own path, unrestrained by tradition, with a sense of wisdom that comes from a strong bond with an ancient land.
It’s the intuition of a talented team, the freedom to do things differently and the subtlety of the soils that makes Devil’s Lair wine respected for their great clarity, delicate fruit flavours and elegant structure.


Technical Data

  • Varietal : sauvignon blanc semillon,

  • Brand name : Devil’s Lair The Hidden Cave sauvignon blanc semillon,

  • Liquor style : white wine,

  • Country : Australia,

  • Region : Margaret River wineries,

  • State : Western Australia,

  • Varieties : sauvignon blanc semillon,

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Ray Jordan

Wine Guide 2016

This beautiful blended white captures the pristine purity of this style at its best. Herbal and citrus notes on the nose with a grassy and light tropical fruit infusion. The palate is bright and zingy with deep flavour penetration that powers to a long finish. Juicy vibrant feel in the mouth. SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 4 years

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