Introducing our Sauvignon Blanc Semillon: Produced to Develop and Age Gracefully

We recently released our 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon at the Sunset Wine event in Scarborough beach on February 2017Stylistically we release our wines after they have had time to develop in the bottle, when they are ‘ready’. 

This lovely Sauvignon Blanc Semillon has received 94 points from James Halliday and most recently 4.5/5 stars from Winestate March April 2017 edition and has been described as "a prime example of the way the best of these blends – even where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant partner – can age with intense grace."

Wine Selectors features this wine in their ‘The best Premium Aged Wines’ and writes, "offering incredible value, this aged line-up of 2016 highlights is a rare find. Most Australian wineries now sell their wines when they're young, so we really had to search to uncover these aged gems. [...] This includes a Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon from our friends at Umamu who specialise in crafting wines that mature gracefully."

Ray Jordan who gives 90 points writes: "A lot more complex than the standard version of this blend. Shows the normal fresh citrus grassy tropical characters, albeit in more subdued fashion, but the background of slightly smoky oak adds a new dimension. A beautifully precise and focused wine."

This blend drinks well on its own and it is also an incredibly versatile wine.  We find it pairs with all sorts of food styles and cuisines from seared fish to sashimi to a bowl of noodles.  Please do refer to our food wine pairing article.

Our 2010 comes from a long line of award winning Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.

  • Our first Semillon Sauvignon Blanc was a 2005 vintage and we had the pleasure of trying this from the museum stock recently.  It continues to be a delight.  Winestate awarded this a five star and included it in their Annual 2016 guide: "This wine is developing nicely and showing flinty notes on the peachy bouquet with a lovely soft fruity palate that has a combo of orange rind and buttered toast flavours."
  • The 2006 was featured in Decanter Magazine UK as wine of the month in February 2010: "The two varieties have combined to produce a zesty but broad and full wine, with a leesy base and a waxy undercoat augmented by citrus fruit, smoke and grapefruit peel. Stylish stuff, with a fine structure and good freshness."
  • The 2007 received a Top Gold from the Sydney International Wine Competition in 2013.  We were thrilled that the wine was listed at The Ledbury in London, UK’s top restaurant. 
  • The 2008 received 95 points from James Halliday. 
  • Wine & Viticulture Journal who noted that the two older vintages, our 2007 and 2008, in their tasting in 2013 delivered two of the best wines in the line up according to the tasting panelists. "I would assume those two wines have been made to age and they definitely show a lot more focus than some of the other wines in the tasting", wrote Richard Langford. 
  • The 2009 received 92 points from Halliday. And Winestate gave three and a half stars.  "Lovely purity and finesse of toasty marmalade fruit with some smokiness, bottle age complexity and nice acidity."

UMAMU Is all about Balance & Contentment - one prong is about the reflection of our lives - it is good to sit here and reflect on the different vintages and our hardwork, to appreciate the various reviews and awards the wines have received.