This supple wine delivers rich mid palate concentration of ripe red fruit, mint, pepper & a whiff of black jelly beans without the whack of alcohol that can be achieved in warmer climates. This rates high in the foodability stakes. Its intensity makes my mouth water for something like a venison pie [...]
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 [...]
Rich with sweet black fruit, cedar, tobacco & spice. Elegantly bodied with a supple length, this is a wine that will accompany that roast rack of lamb that you are planning or perhaps a venison pie.
Leabrook have moved to the 2007 vintage now but there may be some 2006 still [...]
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 nose that is reminiscent of summer roses with that distinct grapey-ness that we love in Moscato style wines & some delightful ripe strawberry. It is lush, well balanced & with a low enough alcohol that you do not have to just stop at one!
Date: 22nd May 2011 Price: $17 Value: $$$ [...]
This is a riper style leaving you to enjoy the full intensity of the candied pineapple with hints of spice & lychee. Refreshing with a long silky length. A gorgeously mouth filling wine with plenty of food friendly qualities.
Date: 18th May 2011 Price: $29 Value: $$ Drink: [...]
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: $$$ Drink: Now
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A powerful muscly style of wine. It is rich with blackfruit, chocolate, with some coconut & cinnamon. The tannins are supple & the finish is long. I think that this wine needs just a little more time but it is certainly ripe for drinking now too.
Date: 30th August 2011 Price: $38 Value: [...]
There is plenty of soft citrus freshness almost dipping to stonefruit ripeness complimented with just a hint of caramel nuttiness. A silky & supple modern Chardonnay that will pair nicely with a grilled chicken salad.
Date: June 2011 Price: $28 Value: $$ Drink: Now – 5 years
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A smooth & softly drinking Clare red with no sharp edges. There is some delicious minty blackcurrant & liquorice character that is satisfyingly ripe & juicy. A good wine with food.
Date: July 2011 Price: $22 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 7 years