2021 Gilbert Blanc

Orange, NSW

Perfect everyday-drinking white blend from one of Orange's top producers. Crisp and refreshing.


Rated 4.7 stars
3 Reviews
A straightforward, well-made young dry white.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About The Wine

This is a delish little white made for approachability and slurpability.

This white blend is a bricolage of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Sourced from the cool climate vineyards in Orange, this is an easy drinking expression of an Alsace style white.

Lively and refreshing, this will be a picnicker's delight and something perfect to have on hand for your next BYO expedition.

About Gilbert

Will Gilbert is a seventh-generation winemaker based in Mudgee in country NSW who's taken up the family mantle in recent years.

The Gilbert family sources fruit from local vineyards in and around the Mudgee area as well as from premium vineyards in the cooler region of Orange. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc feature heavily in their excellent lineup as well as a suite of experimental wines, including Pet Nats and Piquettes.

Will is one of the most exciting young winemaking talents in NSW at the moment. If you like to keep your ear close to the ground on what's hot, Will's wines are to have a close eye kept on them.

Winemaker Will Gilbert
Winemaker Will Gilbert
Orange, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Citrus Blossom. Nashi Pear. Rose Water. Crunchy. Textural.

Blend : Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer
ABV : 11.7%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Will Gilbert
Will Gilbert
Orange, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Pale, almost watery colour. The aroma is yeasty and rosewater-scented, with a lychee, bath-powder note strongly suggesting gewürz; the palate is full, broad, soft and dry. A straightforward, well-made young dry white. It will be interesting to watch how this develops with time." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Halliday Wine Companion

"Another wine pushing the boundaries of ripeness, although the buffering of some gris in the mix makes for decent drinking. Gewürtz’s rosewater riff leaps above all else. Some lime, bath salts and jasmine, too. The acidity, salty and bright. The finish, nicely chalky and pliant. A gentle chew adds to the textural mosaic. Good sneaky length." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews
Rated 4.7 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5
3 reviews
  • PG
    Pam G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 stars
    9 months ago
    Very good

    Great light white wine suitable for drinking with everything especially pork and chicken

    Not as fruity as sav blanc but still lots of taste and body

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • EH
    ELLE H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago

    fastastic drop and great price point

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • KF
    Karina F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Delicious and easy drinking

    Such a lovely tasting easy drinking wine with friends, it really tastes like a dry rose too and isnt. I originally tasted this wine in a bar in Bondi and instantly loved it. As usual i would take a picture of the bottle and see where i could purchase this from. The winery itself were sold out, thankfully Different Drop had these in stock. I ordered 3 which were drank fairly quickly so came back and ordered 5 more (they are now all sold out) :( Thakn you Different Drop, ill be looking out for their next release with you.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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