Mixed White & Red Dozen (12pk)
2 bottles each of:
2015 Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
The cool year has resulted in more grass/hay fruit characters. The colour is perfect, lots of luminous green tints. There are citrus notes to the aromas as well. Lighter, fresh lime and lemongrass flavours on release as a young wine. Great acidity, and the 10.5% alcohol is perfect for Summer drinking.
|Gold I||2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show|
|Silver I||2015 Hunter Valley Wine Show|
|2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show|
|2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards|
2016 Friends Selection Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, South Eastern Australia
Bright youthful colour with green edges. Sauvignon Blanc lift to the aromas, grassy and some tropical notes. No oak treatment for this wine, relying purely on the citrus purity of the fruit. Terrific fruit concentration on the palate with a zesty acid backbone. While this is the perfect summer wine it really is a wine for anytime. Enjoy.
2015 Umpires Vineyard Chardonnay, Cowra, NSW
A superb bright yellow/green colour, even after oak aging. Citrus and tropical aromas, with plenty of primary fruit as a young wine. The oak sits in the background and adds a char/smoky element. Good weight on the palate and a long finish. Although subtle oak, its there and will integrate with the pineapple/mango fruit with further age.
2012 Friends Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Ranges NSW, Beechworth VIC & Hunter Valley NSW
Lifted cassis and leafy fruit with cedar/vanillin oak background. Very sweet entry to the palate and quite firm (but not aggressive) ripe tannins. Good alcohol weight. Dusty tobacco Cabernet Sauvignon flavours on the finish.
2014 Pinot Noir, Beechworth, VIC
This wine is bright in colour with youthful tints and medium density. The Beechworth Pinot Noir is consistent with its lifted cherry fruit with oak very much in the background. The red fruit spectrum continues on the palate with Campari like savoury fruit. Soft tannins make for a very enjoyable young, vibrant Pinot Noir.
|90 Pts I||2017 James Halliday Wine Companion|
2012 Friends Selection Shiraz, Hunter Valley, NSW, Beechworth, VIC & Wrattonbully, SA
Medium density colour with bright youthful tints and aromas of mocha and charry bramble from the oak. These are integrated with blackberry, savoury Hunter Shiraz fruit. A medium alcohol weight carries the rich flavours. The palate has vanillin and dark cherry. The oak is forward at this stage but there is more than enough fruit to match it. Soft tannins and a dry finish round it out.