A particular blend of two red grape varieties has been dubbed, for many many years, the ‘quintessential Australian blend’ and I am a fan of it. For as long as I have been interested in, and drinking wine, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc have been blended too. The only ‘nickname’ (I suppose you could call it that) this blend has is SSB, which is not exactly exciting is it? Considering the quality of this ‘quintessential Australian white blend’, and others in the market, I think it needs a more distinguished title than just SSB. I’ll put some thought into it.
It’s an inviting fruit salad of aromas with a slight floral note (thanks to a touch of Gewürztraminer in the mix) and a touch citrusy too (the small Riesling portion playing its part). The plentiful fruit flavours on the palate are fresh and just as inviting. Lemon sorbet, peaches, ripe honeydew melon and a nice little bit of acidity on the finish make this moreish wine a definite, must-have, summer drink.
Regions: Mudgee & Central Ranges, NSW Price: $27 Source: Sample thanks to Huntington Estate