Surfers Pavillion — 22 days ago
Mild fragrance of flowers and berries. Slight acidity, but enough punch. Will definitely hold up to burgers tonight! — 8 months ago
Purchased at Chapoutier, we had this along side the 2013 vintage. This one was significantly better in my opinion. Less to do with the added time in bottle, I think, and more with the innate quality of the wine. This still had terrific fruit with a balanced structure that gave the wine considerable depth. Enjoyed it over the course of a few days (corked and in the fridge). It definite fell off over that time period, but very gradually and still maintained good balance throughout (unlike the 2013). Terrific shiraz! — 2 years ago
See several previous Delectable notes. This is Syrahmi’s second best red Cuvée and very good for only $25. Quite a dense dark crimson like a good Heathcote Shiraz should be. Earthy and herbal as well as rich blackberry notes. Rich and savoury. Fabulous intensity for a wine at this price point. Sadly my last bottle of this vintage but I do have a few left of his top Cuvée which is called X. — 2 months ago
Initially a little pongo on the nose - wet nappy which remained to a minor extent. The palate was sweet, mineral and earthy - very Heathcote. A mellow rich full bodied Shiraz which is uniquely Jasper Hill - the early black pepper morphed into spice. Built to last but now drinking at its peak. — 7 months ago
Opaque dark purple color. This wine took a while to open up. Not that great right out of the bottle but this wine developed with some air. Aromas were very savory and organic. (Violets, cedar, bramble and just a hint of blackberry). Blueberry , Blackberry and dark plum fruit flavors evolved with time. Not the fruit bomb I was expecting. Nice hint of smokey oak on the finish. — 10 months ago
Almost 3 years ago, I was looking at the bottle of Fistful of Flowers and considered buying it. I was hesitant. Not least because of excessive sediment flocks swimming in the bottle. And once I decided to give it a try, it was already out of stock.
Today I completed my gestalt with a different vintage. And actually, I am glad that I tasted 2020 because even Fistful of Flowers needs some time to settle down and become more cohesive.
Interesting blend of Vermentino and Moscato Giallo. The aroma like butterflies bursts from the glass and fills the room with its gifts. Field flowers, honey, ripe peach, cinnamon, cardamon, candied orange peel. All that with a nice musk touch that is more prevalent in the aftertaste. It is well-balanced, fresh and flavourful. My favourite part is the salty-musky finish. Overall, it’s definitely good. Maybe it’s a little bit too bright or even vulgar, but it has some charm.
— 3 months ago