Wine Enthusiast Pack
1 bottle each of:
Forest Edge Vineyard Méthode Traditionelle, Orange, NSW
Trevena, Kindred Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
The wine has a very appealing green tint on release at four years bottle age. The citrus, lemon grass notes are starting to morph into cut grass and will ultimately end up as bees wax and toast after 7+ years bottle age. With lovely limejuice acidity, this Trevena, Kindred blend while very enjoyable now willreward cellaring.
Howard Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
The warmer weather has resulted in great fruit intensity. The colours in 2013 are outstanding, lots of luminous green tints. On release at nearly 6 years bottle age, there is a hint of development with toast and brioche notes. Flavours of lime juice cordial, lemon zest and the tangy acidity aids the long finish. A beautiful example of Hunter Semillon – perfect now or over the next 10 years.
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 Shiraz, Beechworth, VIC
A youthful, medium to full density colour which is pleasing to the eye. Red fruit and ginger notes from the 30% whole bunch fermentation. Dark chocolate flavours on the initial palate over very fine tannins. The French oak compliments the sweet fruit and the long soft finish makes for a very enjoyable Shiraz in the short term but also long term.
Wade Block 2 Vineyard Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA
Typical McLaren Vale flavours of abundant black fruit, dark chocolate and Turkish Delight. Perfect McLaren Vale Shiraz colour with deep purple hues and mouth coating tannins. The oak regime is all French, with approximately 25% being new which adds a vanillin note to the finish. A full-bodied wine with layers of flavour.
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