The aromas of roses & Turkish delight are Gewurz-like in intensity but there is the added minerality from the Riesling & some pear apparent too. The acid shows the fineness of the Riesling & keeps the blend fresh and in line along the long length. Being slightly off dry adds to [...]
This Vermentino has a silkiness with a crispness with some great street appeal. The nutty peach & pear character is complemented by a fresh citrusy zing & a long fine finish. With its refreshing acid hit it is a natural companion to food, particularly with fish & seafood.
Date: September 2011 Price: $ [...]
The pretty lime & lemon citrus has that vital nerve that you want to see in fine Clare Riesling with a slatey backbone. It is delicate & linear along the long palate with zingy acid that has poise & balance.
Price $25 Value: $$$ Drink: now – 5+ [...]
Dry, sweetly perfumed with spicy rose & tropical lychee that are typical for wines made from this big-hearted grape. Matching the richness on the nose, the plush fruit bursts onto the palate immediately making you slow down to literally ‘smell the roses’.
Date: 4th July 2011 Price: $20 Value: $$$ Drink: Now
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There is plenty of soft citrus freshness almost dipping to stonefruit ripeness complimented with just a hint of caramel nuttiness. A silky & supple modern Chardonnay that will pair nicely with a grilled chicken salad.
Date: June 2011 Price: $28 Value: $$ Drink: Now – 5 years
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This Pinot is typical cherry & spice with some earthy savouriness. It is just coming into its warm spicy prime & is juicy and as silky as you could wish for in a Pinot Noir.
Date: May 2011 Price: $ Value: $$ Drink: Now – 3 years
Displaying the aromatics of a warm summer garden, the characters of this wine could be described as a delicately herbed salad tossed with ripe apple, pear & melon with a zingy lemon dressing. It will keep your interest along its crisp clean long length.
Date: 1st July 2011 Price: $18 Value: [...]
The 2005 has the toasty lemon with smoky honey that makes it a good aged Semillon prospect at a value price point. The flavours hang around in the mouth & end on a honeyed note. Good drinking now but could keep for a little longer too.
Date: 1st July 2011 Price: $25 Value: $$ Drink: [...]
There is plenty of ripe passionfruit & peach in this Sauvignon Blanc, the time in oak & on lees has also imparted a light creaminess while still keeping the varietal refreshing acidity. The softer style makes it a succulent wine to share with friends. The price is not too shabby either.
Date: 9th May [...]
There is plenty of creamy nectarine & peach with a hint of tropical fruit and toast character plus it has some satisfying fruit weight & length. The oak is a subtle support for the fruit making this wine lively & interesting, pretty much what you want in dining companionship.
Date: 24th April [...]