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2017 Michael Hall Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Adelaide Hills, SA

James Halliday's highest rated Sauvignon Blanc with a massive 97 points. Oustanding, textural, complex Sauv Blanc.

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About The Wine

This is the top scoring Sauvignon Blanc in the country from the 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion.

Michael Hall has absolutely nailed this release. 

A cunning combination of oak maturation and skin contact elevates this wine above the pack. The purity of fruit from the 2017 season is stunning. When tricked up with a little spicy oak and some chalky texture from the time on skins, the fruit really sings.

With a huge 97 points from Ned Goodwin MW, this is one of the best examples of 'serious' Sauv Blanc in the country this year.

About Michael Hall

It is Michael Hall's precise and methodical approach to winemaking which has made him stand out in the crowd of Barossa Valley winemakers.

A jewellery valuator in a previous life, his wines ooze clarity and attention to detail. They focus on small vineyards in the Barossa and Adelaide Hills that produce high-quality fruit. The wine are made with no shortcuts in the winery and an unwavering commitment to quality.

These are classically styled, refined wines designed to speak articulately of the Barossa and the surrounds.

Michael's wines are top shelf.

Winemaker Michael Hall
Winemaker Michael Hall
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

About The Wine

Abundant winter rain followed by a cool spring and summer heralded a late vintage. The Hill Block was hand-picked on 10 April, most fermented in French oak barrels (30% new, Damy) while 14% was left on skins and fermented in tank before pressing to barrel. Nine months on yeast lees, fined and filtered.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A sauvignon of compelling exactitude, persistence and textural intrigue, layering the herbaceous varietal DNA across the signature purr of Damy oak. There is ample breadth and mineral tension, following a wild fermentation in barrel and significant time on lees, conferring authority to a wine that will convince naysayers while astonishing those accustomed to mass market savvy." - Ned Godwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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