Wine Enthusiast Pack
1 bottle each of:
Maxwell Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
This wine has a beautiful colour, and perfect grapes/ripening means nothing interferes with the gentle aging. As the wine warms up, the citrus and some florals come in. Beeswax and then 'toast' will come in a few years. Quite often a 'restrained' palate but plenty of citrus pith and perfect acidity. A great follow up to the 2008 and a wine that has a long future in front of it. Enjoy.
Poppy's Block Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
The first Single Vineyard Semillon from 2015 and the cool year has given a bright citrus character. Perfect green colour and lifted lemon zest aromas. The Marsh Estate Vineyard on Deasey's Road has similar desiccated calcareous soil to the Trevena Vineyard and palate flavours have a talc, wet stone profile. Fruit flavours of fresh cut lime and lemongrass with perfect juicy acidity.
Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay, Beechworth, VIC
Perfect green tinted colour and a sure sign of careful fruit and then oak management. Lifted citrus spectrum aromas with lime zest and background ‘meal’ notes from the oak. More fruit and less ‘struck match’ on both aroma and palate compared to previous year. Alcohol is low at 12.5% but there’s plenty of fruit weight and tropical acidity. A classy and modern Aussie Chardonnay.
Quail Shiraz, Hunter Valley, NSW & McLaren Vale, SA
In years we are unable to release our flagship Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, we blend the best of its fruit with the Wade Block 2 Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Lifted red and dark fruit aromas, some plum and ripe cherry. Beautifully integrated oak, but low impact as we are now using 100% French oak and not much of it is new. Firm, ripe tannins underpin the pastille sweet fruit across the mid palate. Red fruit and fine tannins from the Hunter Valley and Turkish delight from McLaren Vale. As always with the Quail (and HBA), the sum is greater than the parts.
Indigo Vineyard Pinot Noir, Beechworth, VIC
Quite pale in colour with youthful purple edges on release at 18 months of age. Lifted red fruit notes and ginger spice aromas plus ‘forestry bramble’ characters. These follow to the palate, which in keeping with the colour is mid-weight. Earthy red spice flavours and background vanillin oak give the palate plenty of depth. A very good structure, fruit and acid balance will see this develop complex tertiary characters with bottle age.
Wade Block 2 Vineyard Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA
Vibrant, youthful colour; medium density and lovely purple tints. Being a cooler year the aromas are more on the spice cherry side than ripe and opulent. The alcohol is still 14%. Medium weight palate and again spice and savoury edges. The tell-tale McLaren Vale jube fruit is there along with background oak.
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