GIFT ~ The Islander Estate Vineyards ~ Wally White 2010

GIFT ~ The Islander Estate Vineyards ~ Wally White 2010
£34.50 / bottleincl. postage & packaging

Need Help?

Can’t decide which wine is right for you? Please call us so we can help.
0333 772 0301

Country: Australia
Grapes: Semillon
Region: Kangaroo Island
Style: Rich Creamy Whites
Wine Types: White Wines
Wine Types: Wine Gifts / 1 bottle wine packs
Drink: Now to 2020
Oaked
Screwcap
ABV: 13.5%

Tasting Notes

Please note this is a one-bottle gift pack (price includes postage & packaging).

The story

I just love the name of this wine from Kangaroo Island off Southern Australia and as the producers themselves say this is "a wine which is anything but a Wally - sophisticated, elegant and delicious". Of great provenance - the producer is Jacques Lurton, flying winemaker and owner of several other wine interests in his native France.

The wine

Light gold in colour, this wine has the richness of a really good white Burgundy. It is made from Semillon which, like Chardonnay, has an affinity to oak and is very nutty and savoury on the nose with hints of lemon and apples. The dominant flavour is lemon and there is some spice and toast from the oak ageing. The wine has a lovely creamy, buttery texture which got better and better over the three nights that this bottle was tasted. The richness however is balanced by a really tangy long finish. Delicious.

Food Pairing

Recommended to drink with fish, chicken, mildly spiced curries, Thai and Japanese dishes

Producer's Notes

"Colour : Brilliant yellow, mellowing to gold as the wine ages. Nose : Complex and inviting nose showing aromas of lemon rind and white peach with a hint of creaminess. Palate : Semillon’s characteristic lemon notes are underscored by a tangy spice.  Finish : A rich but elegant finish with some creaminess and even a hint of spice from the oak. A mouth-watering textural chewiness makes Wally White an excellent wine for the dinner table."

From Jacques Lurton's The Islander estate on Kangaroo Island, this beautiful Semillon has a lovely creamy, rich texture balanced by a really tangy long finish. Nutty and savoury on the nose with hints of lemon and apples, the dominant flavour is lemon and there is some spice and toast from the oak ageing. Delicious.

Customer Reviews

1 Reviews
Loading Reviews Please Wait
You need a customer account to review wine login or create an account here

Contact Us