The colour is a light, golden straw with a nose dominated by peach and melon. On the palate the aging in French Oak becomes apparent followed by a mouth filling creamy texture interspersed with hints of melon. This is a wonderful cool climate Chardonnay; delicate yet strong. It will get better with two to four year’s years patience. Greg Swift.
Coming from the cool climate area of Hilltops in NSW, this wine is straw in colour and clear. Sweat toasty oak along with melon and stone fruit fill the nose. Intense, full and complex. Peaches, melon and soft sweet oak leads to a tight acidic finish. A creamy mouthfeel adds to the complexity. The long clean after palate adds to this wine. Will benefit from short term cellaring 3 to 5 years. Stephen Read.
The colour is rich, straw in colour with some golden hues which will develop with age. On the nose, stone fruits and rockmelon become immediately apparent. This cool climate wine is typically delicate on first encounter, but a satisfying richness soon overtakes the palate, velvety and rewarding. Great value. Greg Swift.
A cool climate wine from the Hilltops area of NSW, showing all the characteristics you expect from this area. I was impressed by the blend of stone fruit, melon, subtle oak along with hints of bready tones on the nose. Intense, complex and well balanced. Colour was straw, clear and bright. A complex blend of soft oak, peaches and other stone fruits fill the mouth. Creamy and fully balanced by tight, but soft acid, leading to a long finish. Well rounded and true to type. Cellar for up to 5 years. Stephen Read.
A young pinot with a wonderful clarity, pale red in colour. Aromas of red stone fruit dominate, with cherry and ripe plums to the fore. On the palate strawberry flavours come first followed by raspberry and cherry. This is an elegant wine with a balanced structure and is extremely moorish. Greg Swift.
What a pleasant surprise this Riverina wine shows many of the hallmark characters of this variety. Pale ruby in colour, clear and bright. Funky on the nose with sweet red fruits, cherry and nice floral overtones while staying intense and complex. The palate displays tight tannins, raspberry and other red fruits. There is a greenness to the palate, while medium bodied with a long finish. Well balanced and quite complex. At just $15 rrp a bargain. Enjoy now or short term cellar for 3 years. Stephen Read.
A pale straw colour greets you, the nose is delicate but hints of pineapple and citrus prevail. On the palate its similarity to the famous ‘Splice’ ice cream is remarkable as the wine is dominated by lime zest, passionfruit and pineapple combining with a balanced citrus acidity. Greg Swift.
Pale straw in colour, clear and bright. The nose is complex with herbaceous green grassy tones, along with tropical fruit and citrus tones. The palate delivers soft fruit balanced with tight acid, hints of passionfruit and grapefruit and a touch of green apple. The finish is tight with good length. At $15 RRP this represents great value. Drink and enjoy now while still fresh. Stephen Read.
Dainty straw in colour belies the intense and invigorating nose brimming with passionfruit and zesty lime. The palate is typically upbeat. A young Marlborough Savvy, zinging with zesty and powerful fruits. Greg Swift.
Very pale nearly clear, with hints of green, star bright clarity great the eye. Sweet tropical fruit, passionfruit and complex hints of canned asparagus great on the nose. Whilst a little restrained these all transform on the palate. In the mouth passionfruit along with limey acid lead to a fresh and clean astringent long finish. The fruit is well balanced and adds to the complexity. Enjoy with fresh Sydney Rock Oysters or other fresh seafoods. Stephen Read.