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I started with the 2008 Estate Semillon (4.5/5 $22) a nicely lemony number with an excellent mouthfeel. 

While I wasn't as quite taken with the 2009 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (4/5 $20) picking up the regulation regional nose, it was still an impressive style with a long finish. 

The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (4/5 $22) was impressive as well, and prompted the usual remarks and shaking of the head over the Kiwi Savalanche. Yes, I know they do it well over there. Still, several Australian operations produce something right in the same ballpark.

The Chardonnays were equally impressive. 

The 2007 Estate Chardonnay (4.5/5 $22) was an understated, refined style I really liked and the 2009 Geographe Chardonnay (4/5 $16) as an impressive summery unwooded quaffer that could well be a reorder candidate. We shall see. 

At $72/case there was no delay ordering a box of 2008 Naturaliste Shiraz (4/5 but outstanding value for money in a lighter style). 

Thank heaven for cancelled export orders.

© Ian L Hughes 2021