92 Points – Winefront - Gary Walsh
For a very warm year, 2016 delivered a delicate and elegant Pinot Noir. On the nose there are lovely herbal notes from the inclusion of some whole bunches; raspberry, red cherry, carnations and vanilla also leap from the glass.
The palate delivers flavours of sour cherry and cranberry, with firm, fine-grained tannins adding structure and focus.
94 Points – Jeremy Oliver – Australian Wine And Wineries 2020 "Nutty and spicy, faintly honeyed & toasty, with a marzipan-like core of melon, peach and citrus. Funky undertones. Excellent."
Whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barriques (30% new), this wine is a fine example of an exceptional vintage. The nose displays aromas of peach, pear, honeysuckle, sweet spices and brioche. The palate is soft, subtle and delicate showing honeydew melon, stone fruit and nutty almond elements, giving the wine an elegant savoury finish.
92 Points – Huon Hooke "On the nose black liquorice, walnuts, concentrated and rich, fleshy and bright. The palate nicely concentrated and bright, fresh, young with deceptively soft tannins. This needs time and has great potential."
This Shiraz was made with selected grapes from the renowned Heathcote region in Central Victoria. Hand-picked, destemmed and crushed and fermented in open top tanks with a mixture of wild and cultured yeasts. It has been matured in French oak barriques for 15 months of which 30% was new oak, then blended, lightly filtered and bottled.
The 2014 Shiraz is deep red in colour with blue tinges and displays rich aromas of dark fruits, blackberry, black currant, nutmeg and toasted clove spice on the nose. The palate exhibits intense fruit characters of blackberry and black currant with toasted clove spice and a long smooth tannin finish. It can be enjoyed now or cellared for ten to twenty years.
96 Points – Jeremy Oliver Wine Awards "Wild and perfumed. Deeply floral and elegant, with seamless dark fruits and fine tannins."
95 Points – Huon Hooke "The bouquet is mellow and shows development with oak aged cedar and subtle leafy nuances. The palate is medium-weight, elegantly structured and refined, the depth of flavour excellent in a lighter-bodied but typical Yarra Valley style. It’s a beautiful wine… a superb drink."
This blend of Cabernets were harvested and processed separately. The blend consists of the following varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Hand-picked, destemmed and crushed this wine was fermented in a mixture of closed open and wooden tanks. A mixture of wild and cultured yeasts have been used. These wines undergo a mixture of pump-overs, hand plunging and delastage. The wine is matured in French oak barriques for 18 months of which 30% are new. After maturation the wine is racked, blended, lightly filtered and bottled.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, this wine takes inspiration from the traditional Bordeaux style. It has a dark red colour and displays opulent aromas of blueberries, raspberries, a hint of violets, sweet vanilla and complex all spice characters. The palate is elegant and rich with a core of raspberries, blueberries and fruit sweetness with an alluring, silky and long tannin finish. Drink now or cellar for ten to twenty years.