South River Vineyard

Vasse Felix

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Blackberry, vegetal, herbal, with greenery. Some smokiness on the nose with black licorice. It's great to have an alternative of comparable quality to Napa Cabernet. In terms of $/points this punches way above its weight. To me, this is a very slightly better version of Faust Cab.

93+ points
— 7 days ago

Josh, Kimberly and 5 others liked this

Xanadu

Reserve Chardonnay 2018

An excellent Margaret River Chardonnay from Sue Bell’s personal cellar. Drank at a wonderful occasion where all the locals and their families meet once a month in the local hall to catch up and have a meal. No shortage of excellent wine and good food to swap. — 21 days ago

Eric, Jan and 18 others liked this

Elderton

Barossa Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012

Limited notes. Charred spicy oak, meat juice and blackberry notes. A surprisingly medium weight palate - I was expecting full throttle Barossa. Mellow tannins. The Command is Elderton’s premium Cuvée. Drinking well from the good 2012 vintage. At the Downs Club committee dinner. — 21 hours ago

Severn, Bryan and 14 others liked this
ESF

ESF

That is interesting indeed - had these regularly about 15 yrs ago and they were powerfully built, just saw one in my cellar and this note has me curious.

Sadie Family

Die Ouwingerdreeks Skurfberg Chenin Blanc 2016

Beautiful Chenin. Loads of acid and a nice weight to it. — 6 days ago

Judy Williams
with Judy
Ron, Severn and 5 others liked this

Cullen Wines

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

Fantastic. Nothing out of place here. Open ripe cassis & blackberry fruit notes with a subtle lick of mint and dried herbs supported by some classy sweet mocha oak. Good to go now with a bright future ahead. — a day ago

Ceccherini liked this

Sami-Odi

Little Wine #9 Syrah

A showstopper, an act impeccable concentration with a finish that goes on forever and ever and ever.
The Little Wine #9 is a vintage blend that range from 2015 to 2019. Drop dead gorgeous and absolutely outstanding. One of those wine that takes your breath away.
Day two and it’s reached it’s climax, like hearing Pavarotti breaking loose for all he’s worth.
I wish there was more..

..👃Pronounced intense, very concentrated aromas with a layered complexity that is driven by sun drenched and generous fruit but with plenty of tension. Blackberries and bramble-like strawberry fruit. A perfumed lift with plenty of floral aromas, violet and roses followed by fresh herbs, sweet licorice, raw meat and a warm stone foundation.
👅A deep fruit intensity drives the palate and is balanced by a fresh acidity. Plenty of round tannins brings further structure and is completely balanced and almost totally masked by the concentrated palate. An expansive compexity that opens up with sweet licorice, blue flowers and plentiful of very concentrated ripe dark fruit, over a stone-like base note. Muscular yet graceful impact and full attention on the mid palate through a long and complete finish.
— 4 days ago

Haakon, Josh and 1 other liked this

Rochioli

South River Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Light gold color with cloudy appearance. Lemon fruit on nose but feels thick and flabby in the mouth. Clarity and acidity are lacking. Not “my cup of tea”. — 10 days ago

Vasse Felix

Filius Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A nose of liquored cherry and blueberry. On the palate, all kinds of things... Defrosted blueberries... Green pepper... Mint... Eucalyptus... Cedar... Leather... Medium length and very familiar... I remember the first time I tried a Vasse Felix cab years ago, I was blown away with the uniqueness of it especially the greens... I've remembered the brand ever since. — 7 days ago

Anita Beishuizen
with Anita

Van Loveren

Myrtle Grove Pinot Grigio 2020

Lemon on the nose. Fuzzy... Mineral too... Honeydew... On the palate, more lemon and stones... Really, really lightweight... Took us a while to get into this one after starting with a higher bodied wine this afternoon... Really though, this is quite pleasant... Going back to the nose, a honeysuckle is now evident... Faint orange blossom too... I really like it. — 3 days ago

Anita Beishuizen
with Anita

Thorne & Daughters

Snakes & Ladders Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2019 Snakes & Ladders consists of Sauvignon Blanc from the Citrusdal Mountains. It has a potent bell pepper and gooseberry nose that maybe lacks the complexity of John Seccombe’s Chenins. The palate is well balanced with good weight. Bitter lemon, orange peel and light saline notes define the finish. This is a fine Sauvignon Blanc that should drink well for 3–6 years. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2021)
— 7 days ago