Very pale lemon in colour. Funky solids aromas / intoxicating. Lots of winemaking on show here. Great intensity - taut and lean almost quivering with pentup energy. On palate grapefruit, lime and touch of pineapple. Lots of citric acid. Certainly a different animal to Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay which is full luscious peaches and cream. This wine from Penfolds won the 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge from 630 entries. Penfolds Winemakers for years have been concentrating on making their top white wines to the same standards as their famous reds and with this Chardonnay it is clear they are on the way to achieving this. — 2 days ago
A surprise packet from a label new to me bought from a Company tasting at the Downs Club. Impressive Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills - shouldn’t have been surprised being the home of some other smart Chardonnays like Shaw and Smith. Intensity + without weight. Perfectly balanced fruit and oak. Easy to drink. — a month ago
Absolutely delicious. Equally good w BBQ brisket and Mexican food. Minimal tannin and maybe a touch of rs. Not for thinking, just for drinking. — 3 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Fruity nose blackberries, black figs, currants, plums, cooked strawberries, pencil lead, leather, earth, vinaigrette, tobacco, cola, graphite, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, alcohol, vegetables, graphite, spices, peppercorn, smoke, chocolates, earth, wet leaves and herbs.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a great Grenache blend from Israel. Drinking nicely now with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Will age nicely in the next 3 to 5 years. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and show the tannins.
A very interesting and tasty wine. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses meats, and light appetizers.
A blend of 47% Grenache, 33% Carignan and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 19 days ago
These were being run out at a bargain price in a Golding warehouse sale recently. The other bottles I opened were pretty rough and well past their prime. This one is notable because it was a very pleasant surprise: not just much more approachable than the others, but also a genuinely good pinot! It’s somewhat developed but still lively with soft, plummy fruit and whiffs of subtle, cedary oak. Thoroughly enjoyed this over three nights. — 19 days ago
Creamy, delicious — 10 days ago
Wonderfully fruity — 17 days ago
Entirely sourced from the Spirit Hill Vineyard, this brilliant new sparkling wine opens with wonderfully musty undertones that connect with the bright citrus fruit and melon accents on the nose. The palate is highly refined, showing kumquat, lemon zest, cantaloupe and suggestions of Challah bread flavors that combine neatly in the mouth. While beautiful now, this excellent new bottling will cellar well over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2029- 92
— 9 days ago