Vasse Felix, Classic Dry White 2008
I’m not sure why Vasse Felix brand it their “Classic Dry White” as the 2008 version of their Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (S.S.B.) is such a fruit driven and aromatic style that you’d swear it was more Sauvignon Blanc than Semillon!
The Margaret River region of W.A. consistently produces great S.S.B., but the 2008 vintage was simply outstanding. The fleshy tropical fruit dominates across the palate but there’s just a touch of lemon zest on the finish to give it the balanced crispness that makes S.S.B. such a terrific food wine.
You might find a few vintages on the shelves of your local bottle-o but if you come across the 2008, make sure you stock up the cellar, as it’s just about their best yet!