Skuttlebutt Scenario .… a high-end example of a white “Bordeaux blend.”
Skuttlebutt was the nautical term used on sailing ships of the past where sailors would come to get their fresh water. It was the spot to catch up on gossip and goings-on, not unlike the office water cooler nowadays. The perfect brand name, this Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend, is a high-end example of a white “Bordeaux blend.” It is further proof that Australia’s Margaret River growing region in Western Australia, which benefits from the cooling effects of the Indian Ocean, is not unlike Bordeaux on the coast of the Atlantic. An aromatic, and colourful expression of the local terroir, it’s a perfect excuse to gather and “Skuttlebutt“ with friends. Notes of passion fruit, white peach and lime are balanced beautifully with a refreshing, crisp acidity. Poached Digby scallops drizzled with lime juice and paired with Skuttlebutt white would be the perfect nautical duo. James Halliday scored it 94 points with a “Special Value” designation.