Friday, 14 March 2014

Ohau Gravels

Ohau Gravels Wine Tasting

Ohau Sauvignon Blanc 2012
I like the aromatics of this wine - with a hint of white smoke and flint then a old lemon skin, grapefruit and apple; the bottle maturity suits the wines bouquet and presentation; just a little hay terroir layer.
The wine presents more hay and actual grassy-ness on the palate with lots of citrus flavors especially grapefruit and even a little bell-pepper; medium+ acidity and warming alcohol makes for quite a nice tasting wine; the flavor of cape gooseberry is quite strong on the finish. For me this is a  wine and best enjoyed with food - salads with peanuts or mung beans - and will handle lots of salad dressing. Balanced with medium length and complexity.
3.5 Stars

Ohau Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011
The nose on this wine is just lovely with depth and complexity from well selected fruit and use of oak; underneath the initial wave of oak spice is in fact a wine that has a varietal signature of aged grapefruit, baked peach and apple; some lees or solids used in the barrel portion of the wine making add a layer of complexity and seduction; On the palate  - very nice thank you with a synergy between the fruit, wine making, medium acidity and oak accents.
Balanced, medium+ length and medium+ complexity. Well made.
4.5 Stars

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