Following a string of fantastic white wine vintages, the Margaret River now dominates the upper echelon of Australia's semillon/sauvignon blanc class. A relatively new entrant to the Margaret River scene is wine by brad (est. 2003), whose 1960's Lichtenstein inspired pop art labels reflect a thoroughly modern approach to wine promotion.
Clear-straw in colour, Brad Wehr's 2009 Sem Sav reveals a funky, herbal and slightly sweaty nose of lemon citrus and gooseberry aromas. Blessed by a smooth, creamy texture offset by refreshingly brisk acids, its long and shapely palate announces a distinctly regional, smoky/herbal expression of clean gooseberry flavour, which culminates with a wonderfully persistent core of juicy sauvignon blanc fruit.
ü+ Beautifully laden with regional character, texture, length and gentle structure, wine by brad's 2009 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a totally appealling white blend with enough interest for serious drinkers and quaffers alike. Drink to 2011.