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: $ [...]
Another crowd pleaser from the Taylor Family & apparently you all think so too. So perhaps it is no surprise that this is a medium bodied Merlot with a generous soul. There is plenty of fresh plum spice fun to be had here.
Date: 15th October 2011 Price: $10 – 14 Value: $$$ [...]
A powerful muscly style of wine. It is rich with blackfruit, chocolate, with some coconut & cinnamon. The tannins are supple & the finish is long. I think that this wine needs just a little more time but it is certainly ripe for drinking now too.
Date: 30th August 2011 Price: $38 Value: [...]
A lighter style of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc with zesty lemon, apple & pear fruit that dips its hat to tropical ripeness. It was the freshness that appealed to me. It is refreshingly crisp. This is a wine that you can fully appreciate on a summery day sitting down to lunch with friends.
Date: July [...]
An ultimately gluggable wine with plenty of round nutty pear & apple freshness. A wine that you can enjoy at your next BBQ or to cheekily open on a warm afternoon.
Date: July 2011 Price: $10 – 15 Value: $$$ Drink: Now! Now! [...]
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: [...]
A very dense and juicy Cabernet, punching well above its value. Plenty of cassis fruit & chocolatey earthiness with a long sweet length. A good wine for any purpose that you can throw at it.
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 [...]
A fresh, densely powerful & lush wine with the purple hue of youth. Its peppery clove & blackberry character is still tightly held and needs some time to open & flourish. I really enjoy this freshness now, but it is a good cellaring style.
Date: October 2010 Price: $ Value: $$$ Drink: [...]