Grosset Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The 21st release of Grosset SSB is perhaps the most stunningly pure and fragrant under this label yet. The precision of lemon blossom, lime zest and granny smith apple is breathtaking, and there’s no hint of a seam between Clare Valley semillon and Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc. Brilliantly floral and delightfully fresh, with a bright straw green hue and fine chalk mineral texture, there isn’t a molecule of detail out of place here. It’s very, very nearly worthy of 96 points. Be quick as only 700 dozen were made, much less than usual. $26 at First Choice (2012).