Dr Livingstone Bendigo Malbec / Cabernet Franc 2017

An unusual blend, dark purple, dense and clear. Intense aromas of blackcurrant, blackberries, vanilla with a hint of green tomato bush great the nose. This lures you to try the wine. Upon tasting you are greeted with soft tight tannins, and a spiciness at the front of the palate. Sweet black fruits fill the middle of the mouth, balanced by tight but green acid. Medium bodied and good length to the finish. Will benefit from 3 to 5 years in the cellar. Stephen Read.

90 points

Winery
Harcourt Valley Vineyards
Region
Bendigo
Variety
Malbec / Cab Franc
Vintage
2017
RRP $
20
Alcohol %
11.8

Dr Livingstone Heathcote Shiraz 2017

Heathcote has become a well known region for producing great Shiraz, this wine fits in well. Dense ruby red in colour, clear and bright. The nose is complex with sweet blackcurrants, spicy vanilla along with a hint of smokiness. Surprisingly medium bodied, there is a great balance between the spice at the front, sweet fruit and tannins. Firm acid adds to the long finish leading to an overall well rounded wine. Enjoy now, but would benefit from 3 to 5 years in the cellar. Stephen Read.

92 points

Winery
Harcourt Valley Vineyards
Region
Heathcote
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2017
RRP $
20
Alcohol %
13.4