Sauvignon Blanc Pemberton, Frankland River and Mudgee
Christopher Waters, Vines Magazine Jun/Jul 2012
Recommended. This is zippy on the nose, with bright citrus and grassy notes. It's balanced and refreshing, with tropical fruit flavours and fresh acidity. As crisp as your afternoon gin and tonic, but with more depth and interest.
Natalie MacLean, Ottawa Magazine, April 2012
88 Points. A refreshing and crisp white with come-alive herbal aromas and mouth-watering lime notes. Not too grassy. A lovely clean finish. Food matches: Thai food, grilled prawns, crab cakes or fish such as oysters or mussels. A Natalie MacLean Scrumptious Seafood Wine.
89 Points. Lovely lime-citrus sensation on the nose; pure refreshment on the palate. Not grassy, but mouth-wateringly tasty. Perfect with a wide range of dishes or as an aperitif. Food matches: grilled marinated prawns, vegetable and lobster risotto with asparagus, spicy shrimp ravioli.
Rod Phillips, Ottawa Citizen, March 2011
Recommended. From three Australian regions, this full-flavoured sauvignon delivers complexity, structure, and a stylish, clean, and fresh texture. Drink it with white fish and seafood dishes, or with medium-hot chicken and vegetarian curries. 12.5-per-cent alcohol; $14.95 (187039)
Christopher Waters, Vines Magazine, March 2011
3 Stars. This multi-regional blend sources fruit from Western Australia and New South Wales to knit together a fuity white with an attractive interplay between ripe tropical notes and intense floral/herbal elements.
87 Points. James Oatley delivers here on the promise of the Tic Tok range of wines, varietally accurate and refreshing, with this sauvignon blanc sourced from the cooler zones of Pemberton and Frankland River in Western Australia, and Mudgee in New South Wales. Unoaked, lively and fresh, with flavours in the citrus, light tropical and green herb spectrum, this has fine, easy-drinking and juicy appeal.
4 stars - wine of excellence - A bouquet of aromas drift from the glassâ€”floral, citrus, gooseberry, nettle and a whiff of tropical fruit. On the palate, bracing acidity and tangy flavours of lemon-lime, gooseberry jam and a hint of pineapple refresh. Tangy citrus and herbal notes persist on the finish of this medium-bodied wine. A great match for fish or shellfish with a lemon sauce.
Konrad Ejbich, twitpic.com, September 2010
Tasted 4 new Tic-Tok wines from Oz. Whites $15; reds $16. Striking labels. Sound winemaking. Sauv.Bl. was my fave.
This has everything you expect from a good sauvignon blanc. The flavours are solid and well extracted, show good complexity, and the texture is crisp and zesty. Try it with grilled white fish or with moderate-strength curries. 12.5-per-cent alcohol; $14.95 (187039).
87 & Good Value Wine Pick - Crisp and clean with refreshing notes of white melon and lime. Not too herbal, just right. Great aperitif or accompaniment to many dishes. Food matches: oysters, shellfish, chicken, lighter pastas, goat cheese, green beans, sushi.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011
86 Points. Light straw-green; fresh and clean, and has length; there is some citrus, but not much else. Pemberton/Frankland River/Mudgee. Screwcap. 12.5% alc
Jeremyoliver.com.au – Jeremy Oliver, March 2010, Australia
A fresh, vibrant and fruit-driven sauvignon blanc without excessive grassiness. Steeped in tropical fruits, lychees and passionfruit, its penetrative varietal aromas reveal just a hint of herbal quality, plus an underlying note of blackcurrant. Round and juicy, its intense, ripe presence of pristine flavour culminates in a bright, crisp finish. Better than many a wine from across the ditch.