Cameron Douglas MS 97 Points - Outstanding "A perfumed, complex bouquet with aromas of roses and ripe cherry, a soft raw sugar and baking spices scent with a core of silty soil minerality. Equally complex with a firm yet finely textured mouthfeel, harmonious synergies between fruit, minerality, tannins and acidity. With each taste the complexity expands with flavours of cherry and plum, forest berries and wild flowers. A Grand Cru level wine with a delicious, layered, perfumed, youthful and long. Best drinking from late 2022 through 2030+." Cameron Douglas MS, October 2021. 95 Points - "From a dry-farmed vineyard in the Taylor Pass and one...
Vineyard: The Farrside vineyard sits on a northeast-facing slope and consists of limestone topped with black volcanic soil. The vines were planted in 2001 and run east-west to protect the fruit from overexposure to the sun. The clones are a mixture of 114, 115, 777, 667 and MV6. Even though the Farrside and Sangreal vineyards are only 300 metres apart, the darker soils and cooler growing conditions of the Farrside vineyard mean these grapes are picked 10 to 12 days after all others and produce a more masculine and edgy wine. Vinification: The fruit is hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented in an open-top fermenter. Between 40...
Wine Advocate 93 points. This wine is new to my annual tasting repertoire and represents an exciting new discovery from Cantina Tramin. The 2018 Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva Maglen opens to a mid-weight approach and a nice sense of concentration that remains impactful but elegant at the same time. The wine is redolent of cherry, cassis, pressed violets and blood orange. There are some distant notes of earth and smoke with crushed rock as well. This release of 12,000 bottles is a terrific performance from a first-rate winery.ML Sept 2021. Decanter 92 points. James Suckling 92 points. "Pronounced licorice, black-pepper and smoky aromas, as...
Top Ten Best Selling Wines - December 2022 Under $60 Sweetly ripe and immensely complex with dark cherry, thyme, smoky bacon, warm spice and toasted almond notes, it’s concentrated and beautifully layered in the mouth delivering terrific power as well as refinement and silky flow. Gorgeously polished and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2027.Date Tasted: Nov 2021; Price: $59.00; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit. Sergio Carlei, like most Italians, begun his love for wine making in the family garage as a hobby, inspired from watching his "Nonno" growing up, while running his successful chiropractic clinic in Beaumaris. Stephen...
Top Ten Best Selling Wines - December 2022 Under $60 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 96 points; Michael Cooper 5 stars; Bob Campbell MW 95 points. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 96 points. A stunning expression of the variety with dark cherry, toasted spice, thyme, cured meat and dark mushroom aromas, it's concentrated and richly textured in the mouth offering terrific fruit power combined with seductive savoury nuances. Impressively weighted and flowing, backed by fine grainy tannins, finishing persistent and structured. At its best: now to 2032. Dec 2021. SK. Michael Cooper 5 stars. Still unfolding, the classy 2018 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard red,...
144 cases made. 5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2021 (2019 Vintage) "From a high limestone site near the North Canterbury township of Waiau. Bright, vibrant pinot noir with red cherry, red rose petal, raspberry, and chalky-saline flavours. Impressive purity and a perfect balance of alcohol sweetness and gentle acidity." Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2019 Vintage) "Aromas of earth and stone, a silty limestone moment, dark cherry and plum, a core of savoury complexity and fruit. Varietal, intense and pure. On the palate – complex, fruity, tens, youthful and dry. Flavours of fruit and soil...
James Halliday Wine Companion 97 points. From the Primavera vineyard at Woori Yallock, planted in 2001 on the same red soil as Wombat Creek. Both destemmed (55%) and whole-bunch components. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. A very bright crimson purple. So pure and perfumed with briary cherries, ripe redcurrants and freshly cut roses. Poised, juicy and energetic, the wine has so much tang and crunch, you barely notice that this is also structured finishing with long, gently puckering tannins. A wine with immediate appeal, but also one that will reward at least another 7-10 years in the cellar. 97 points. Philip Rich Published 24 May 2022
WINERY NOTES: Made with Pinot Noir grapes, aged in oak barrels for up to 14 months. Pinot Noir is a relatively uncommon grape variety in Piedmont, but it is very important for our family's winemaking tradition. In fact, we gave this wine the name of our ancestor Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta, among the first ampelography and wine scientist, who lived in the 1800s. Leopoldo Incisa created at the time a vast collection of vines from other regions, experimenting with the cultivation in his own vineyards on the hills of Rocchetta Tanaro. Pinot Noir became his favorite grape and the one from which he drew the greatest satisfaction. We keep this...
Huon Hooke 95 points/ 5 Stars. Organically Certified BioGro 5438 | Moutere Clay Gravels | Dry Farmed | Low Cropping | Single Vineyard | Hand Harvested | Wild Ferment | Natural Spring Malo | Barrel Matured (20% New) | Unfined | Unfiltered | Vegan A classic. Rich, supple and, really dark chocolate. It’s true to site and season with a juicy, spicy core. A structured wine with not an ounce of unnecessary oak or fat fruit. The wine is aristocratically framed but still sneaks in a touch of seduction. Complete, intelligent, and speaks with clarity. We believe the 2017 sits alongside the finest Pinots we have produced. Good for the planet, good...
James Suckling 92 points. Cranberries, strawberries, fresh herbs and citrus. Quite mouth-filling and succulent on the palate, where finely chiselled tannins cut out a sleek form. Drink now. 92 points. Blue Gold, Sydney IWC 2019. Gold Medal, Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2018. Gold Medal, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2018. Taken from five different sites around Tasmania on the following lines: East Coast (Swansea/Cranbrook) – 25% Tamar Valley (Northern Tasmania) – 25% Southern Tasmania (Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley) – 50% Aroma Fragrant dark cherry and strawberry with hints of raspberry, earthy beetroot and...
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