Monday 14 September 2015

Forester Estate 2014 Sauvignon Blanc - Margaret River

FOR Sauvignon Blanc buffs to enjoy with a
goat's cheese and asparagus salad.


David Ellis

IT was a fledgling forestry industry way back in the 1850s that opened up the rugged Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge in Western Australia's northern Margaret River area.

And  today it's here you'll find the appropriately named and family-owned Forester Estate winery that's set delightfully amid majestic Eucalypts that luckily survived those now long-gone other foresters.

And in fact there's still an historic saw pit on the winery estate from the pioneering timber-getting days, something to perhaps ponder over next time you open a Forester Estate wine – one, we'd suggest, like the exceptional 2014 Sauvignon Blanc that's a real must for those into their Sauv Blancs.

2014 was a classic year in Margaret River for white grapes, and it's reflected in this wine that's both full and light on the palate, coupled with a beautifully creamy-mineral texture. And also subtly reflected on the palate, are the wine's aromas of nettles, green capsicum, lychee, passionfruit and cedar oak.

All add up to make a great drop at $27 to enjoy with a Springtime goat's cheese and asparagus salad.

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