Wine Enthusiast Pack
1 bottle each of:
Oakey Creek Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
At 6 years at release, the colour is bright yellow/green. This vineyard on the flats on Oakey Creek Road has produced the majority of our reserve Semillons over the years. The aromas are pure Hunter Valley Semillon – part lemon grass and part toasted almond. Similar characters on the palate, texture from the bottle age and nougat and mandarin peel flavours will develop further with bottle age. A superb zesty finish.
Tallawanta Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
At 3 years bottle age on release in 2018, this wine has the perfect Hunter Valley Semillon colour, pale yellow and luminous green tints. There is a hint of toast, honey nougat flavour and texture with citrus rind aromas and some cut grass in the background. Lovely weight and depth of fruit with lime flavours and soft acid. A great addition to our Single Vineyard Semillon range.
Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay, Beechworth, NSW
The 2018 is ‘tighter’ in structure than previous vintages, but still has a lovely pale yellow/green colour and lifted grapefruit and apple aromas. Our oak regime is 100% French and mostly 500L puncheons, so any bran meal or vanillin notes are very subtle. The crisp acidity and low alcohol makes for quite a zesty mouth feel. Grapefruit pith and rock melon carry through for a long finish. This wine will age superbly.
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, NSW
Lovely mid density colour with youthful purple tints. Earthy forest notes on the aroma from the French oak and whole bunch inclusion. Initial flavours of ripe strawberry and candied pomegranate. Beautifully balanced palate, ripe tannins, sweet fruit and perfect acid back bone. A Pinot Noir that will build in complexity with further bottle age or rewarding now.
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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