Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Sauvignon Blanc 2009
|Pemberton, Frankland River, Mudgee, Australia|
Natalie's Score: 87/100
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 187039
Wine Type: White Wine
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Robert Oatley Vineyards
Agent: Profile Wine Group
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Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Wine Review
Crisp and clean with refreshing notes of white melon and lime. Not too herbal, just right. Great aperitif or accompaniment to many dishes. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: oysters, shellfish, chicken, lighter pastas, goat cheese, green beans, sushi.
This Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Sauvignon Blanc 2009 was reviewed October 4, 2010 by Natalie MacLean
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|With interests spanning winemaking, agriculture, yachting and more recently tourism, the Oatleys are more than just wine producers. The first two Australian generations were clockmakers. Bob Oatley’s heritage begins in the early days of Australia’s settlement, when his great, great grandfather James was banished for life from England to the penal colony of Sydney. Thankfully James’ clock making talents were soon recognized and he became the colony’s most highly regarded clock and watch maker. |
From the Oatley family vineyards in Mudgee comes a wine style reflecting old world wine influences as well as contemporary international tastes. It’s the beginning of a second Australian wine renaissance grounded in a sense of place and tradition, led by the vision of Australia’s first wine statesman.
Bob Oatley and his family are once again playing a key role in setting a new direction for Australian wine. Focused on creating wines with flavours that instil a lasting impression, James Oatley TIC TOK reinterprets the Aussie style with the subtlety required for today’s culinary fare.
“We’ve crafted James Oatley TIC TOK in tribute to my great-great grandfather,” says Bob Oatley, “and I am thrilled that the label was designed by my grandson James, yet another of my grandchildren who’ve joined the business.”
TIC TOK Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown in Pemberton and Frankland River WA (90%) with a little from Mudgee NSW (10%), our winemakers fermented the juice in large stainless steel tanks, at cold temperatures, to capture the crisp varietal fruit characters.
This premier example of Australian sauvignon blanc exhibits the hallmarks of the varietal – a very pale appearance and zesty tropical fruits with just a hint of grassy, herbal notes and zippy acidity. It has a lovely mouthfeel and great length of flavour. James Halliday descibed this wine as 'Bright & Clean'.
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