The Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is light straw-green; this wine is often more reserved in its youth, but here is full to the brim with citrus from the semillon and a cascade of tropical fruits from the sauvignon blanc, passionfruit, lychee and guava to the fore.
Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (…) Some tomato bush and capsicum spice but not pungent or obnoxious, it’s just varietal seasoning here. There’s passionfruit, grapefruit and spice on a light fresh zesty palate that has good focus and a decisive finish. Vinous and refreshing – a top example of the regional style. (…). Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, www.winefront.com.au, July 2011
James Halliday has awarded 95 POINTS AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE to Lenton Brae’s 2013 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from Margaret River, WA, in this month’s Wine Companion Magazine: “This is the 27th consecutive vintage of this wine that was a ground-breaker when it started, and, if this is any guide, hasn’t lost its mojo. Its clear-cut aromas and flavours have an edge that is instantly appealing, and quite distinctive; quite apart from anything else, it should tell you why this wine can develop very well in bottle over a number of years. Here the Meyer lemon flavours tie up with grapefruit zest and kiwi fruit, with a subliminal hint of wild honey on the long finish. Exceptional value. 13% alc.”
Lenton Brae was established in 1982 by Perth town planner and architect, Bruce Tomlinson. Lenton Brae’s philosophy is to produce a limited range of wines, for which the Margaret River region is renowned, and for these wines to be amongst the best of their type. To this end, four wine styles are produced; Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Trophies awarded across the range at regional, state and national levels can attest to the dedication of the Tomlinson family in their endeavours.
Since 1996, the Lenton Brae Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon has been awarded 7 trophies and 11 gold medals at regional, state and national competitions.