Initial impressions were mint, capsicum and herbs. Savoury winning out over fruit. More red currant rather than black currant Barb thought. Expected a little more mid palate fruit which is one of the reasons that Margaret River Cabernet is more complete than the cooler climate Frankland River (south east of Margaret River) where this is the product of a single vineyard. Don’t get me wrong this is still a wonderful Cabernet which honours the amazing contribution of Jack Mann who made wine for Houghtons for 51 consecutive vintages. — 5 days ago
Unscrew and pour yesterday. Noted from 24 hrs open. Fantastic PQR. Lovely meyer lemon and soft mango notes, some oak-influenced vanilla, but very stylish. On the palate: lovely acidity, soft slate, good density and a juicy finish. At the garagiste price of about 27 bucks, this is leaning in the case buy direction. Yum. — 4 days ago
Nose is subtle with yeast and an generous honeysuckle richness. The palate matches with a generous apricot and honeysuckle middle that fades slowly in great balance, it’s supported with a soft balanced acidity and fine bubbles. — 15 days ago
Spectacular bottle. With MrAllen post the usual but nonetheless the lush black and blue fruit, combined with the savoury twist and firm but ripe tannins made this last in the mouth for an eternity. Yes. — 7 days ago
Very pleased with this wine! Stone fruit, papaya, florals, almonds, minerals and mild honey and vanilla. 45 min decant. Butter was present on the nose but surprisingly not on palate!
To me this shows more Burgundy in style 👍..appreciate the 13% alc.
Apparently this is #25 of Wine Enthusiast top 100 of 2021. It also received a rating of 94 from ? Every time I pick up the glass it changes! — 3 days ago
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Today we had a vegan Thanksgiving bowl of roasted carrots, acorn squash, brussels sprouts, and broccoli, along with mashed yams, potatoes, toasted pecans, pomegranate, cranberry sauce (with orange zest), and thyme-spiced gravy. 🍁🍁🍁
With it we paired a couple of options each of which went well with the flavors, textures, and elements of the meal… here’s the Gamay…
Famille Dutraive, Fleurie Lieu Dit, Les Deduits 2019. ABV 14.5%. Organically farmed, old vine gamay. Intensely fruity with an abundance of bright cherry, strawberry, cranberry, banana, kirsch on the nose and palate, with noteworthy acidity, high alcohol, soft tannins and notes of vanilla, cinnamon, developed while aging 6 months in oak. Whole cluster, carbonic fermentation 👏👏
@Delectable Wine this is from Beaujolais not South Australia… — 6 days ago
Fast becoming one of my all time favourite wineries I am yet to have a SF wine that wasn’t incredible. This is half the price of the Shiraz but 98% as good. — 4 days ago
Wow. I’m speechless. Comes rushing out of the gates and doesn't let up. Melange of tropical fruit as well as cool climate fruit on the nose, exotic yet essential. Palate is so poised, beautifully balanced, with an amazing line of acid. Oak is elegantly woven through.
Precise sweetness and tartness drill into your palate. Remarkable juice! — 2 days ago
Dark crimson in colour. Aromas of Mulberry, Cedar, Cassis/Black currant, and Cigar box. The aromatics of medium plus intensity. A beautiful Palate of M plus to profound intensity - full bodied. Smelling and tasting way younger than 15 years of age. This will go on for years more. Oak is resolving. After 5 hours an intoxicating gorgeous nose and a palate that is developing sweet notes. Mild tannins From a good vintage in South Australia. — 5 days ago