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More Margaret River tonight - just couldn't get enough. I will say this: particularly, this wine is not for the Barossa fan. It is more of a Crozes Hermitage kinda wine with more acidity, softer and fresher fruit, and floral qualities.
👃damp red fruit, fresh rosemary and basil herbs, anise, red flowers
👅raspberry, black and green peppercorn, herbes de Provence, red apple skin, red plum
Fresher fruit forwardness than Crozes Heritage, but super similar. Margaret River is very French in style. — a month ago
No pic - 2013 tasted. It's a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah, and the 2013 is a beautiful year for this wine. Unfiltered and unfined, with bright juicy red overtones and still a rich pallet. — a month ago
Night cap for a nice Sunday! Beauty of the Coravin.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.
This puppy has held on quite well! Incredibly vibrant and barely developed.
👃Dark chocolate, espresso bean, decay/compost, green peppercorn, smoked nutmeg, grilled meat
👅creme de casis, luxardo cherry, clove, chocolate truffle, sandlewood, green bell pepper, herbes de Provence - firm tannin structure well integrated, medium plus acidity, and an everlasting grip of a finish.
Showing some great things right now! If you have some, keep holding on (just open one for good measure) and get more if possible. — a month ago
In-laws are in town, which calls for Syrah side by sides!
Torbreck is one of the top producers in all of Australia, hands down. They focus on quality craft, with minimal intervention of the growing and wine making process to achieve the best representation of the Barossa Valley. Their name is Celt, and the wine's names are all paying to homage to The Torbreck Forrest in Scotland. The Factor is the manager of a Highland estate in Scotland. They're 100% estate production as well - The Factor is 100% Shiraz.
👀 - dark and inky in color, with high stain and long slow moving tears
👃- aromas of black tea, black pepper, grilled meat, tar, violet water, luxardo liqueur, dried herb
👅- ample acid, grippy but integrated tannin, viscous mouthfeel, with concentrated flavors of blackberry liqueur, strawberry, luxardo cherries, crushed stone, tobacco, black pepper, anise, and black olive.
Torbreck strives not only to make wine that perfectly describes the terrior of Barossa, but they also aim to produce in the fashion of their sisters in the Rhône Valley. — 19 days ago
Starting to see more beautiful wines from the Margaret River and this is a stellar example of Australian Chardonnay. (This one is an appellation blend of 65% Margaret River and 35% Pemberton) but they are based out of the Margaret River.
13% Alcohol - medium malo, bright acidity
👃flint/crushed rocks, honeydew, green apple skin, vanilla creme
👅pineapple, golden apple, lemon zest and oil, white pepper, mineral, mousse
Excellent balance between the fruit and the acidity, could have some age potential, with minimal development due to it being a screw cap, but it could still use a few years to become a tad softer.
Australia is probably my favorite wine making region this year for sure. A must try. — a month ago
Forgot to take a picture but the vintage I had was 2014. Stunning - a single barrel Cabernet, and beautiful at that. Named after the lady who doesn't like dry wine by her husband - dark, chewy and complex layers for days! — a month ago