It seems the warm early years are normal now.
The 07/08 growing seaason is almost an exact relica (so far) of the previous year. I expect we will be picking early March again. 06/07 was our hottest year in the 25 since we started.
The flavours were excellent and if we have similar flavours again this year I’ll be really happy.
No rain to worry us and the vines are in good condition. They sail through without water. I did dig some holes in the vineyard last week and the subsoil clays are still moist so they vines are supplied with a steady but restrcted water supply which I believe is crucial for ripening and flavour development.
Mild sunny days from now till harvest is all I ask!!
More excellent reviews in late 2007.
James Halliday’s Top 100.
The Weekend Australian Nov 10-11 2007
2005 Ferus Sauvignon Blanc
Majestically breaks all the rules by spectacularly improving since it was bottled and shows that sauvignon blanc can be fashioned into stunning complexity. It was 100 percent barrel fermented in French oak and spent 12 months on lees, had no cid added, and is elegant through to its long, fresh finish.
AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100 WINES 2007
Geoff Weaver Lenswood Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Starting out with quite powerful sweet limes and herbs, this Lenswood grown number is a full bowl of tropical fruit salad on the palate including honeydew melon and guava all carried along by reasonable structures and acididty to give a touch of crispness to this exotic wine.