Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

There is both confidence and grace here, a difficult combination to achieve in SSB fermented entirely in new oak – surely a testimony to both the predominance of semillon in the blend and to the expertise of the estate. This is a tightly focused style that completely soaks up very classy new oak, expressing itself more in texture than flavour. A compellingly poised profile of lemon, grapefruit, lime zest, subtle lantana nuances and the lightest brush of hazelnut is underlined by a pronounced and finely poised textural mouthfeel. $34 at Wine Box Warehouse.