2012 Devil's Lair Dance with the Devil Sauvignon Blanc Chenin Blanc

Dance With The Devil is a sub-range of Margaret River winery Devil's Lair portfolio. This white is a creative blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Chenin Blanc, varieties that you don't usually see together. After stainless steel maturation, both were given four months in French oak to add complexity and distinctiveness.

Very pale straw with greenish hue colouring. Lifted green apple, citrus, nutty and tropical fruit salad aromas present. 

Palate is similar with lychee, gooseberry and passionfruit notes held by zesty acidity and some crunchy, flinty tannins. 
It's a well balanced, light-bodied wine with a long and refreshing finish combining the best qualities of both individual parts but there's something missing here that leaves you unsatisfied. 

I wouldn't buy it again, it's far too expensive for what you get. Nevertheless, it's an excellent score for an everyday quaffer. 

Source: Retail Purchase. ABV: 12.0%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $24.99. Rating: 88 Points.

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