The nose has toasty oak, lemons, limes and hints of sweet melon, complex and inviting. Pale straw in colour clear and bright, this leads to a light bodied mouthfeel, creamy with lime and lemon fruit. Finishing up dry and clean. Enjoy now or in the next 3 years. Stephen Read.
Attractive aromas of sweet cherries, along with hints of strawberries and some green leafiness, along with the pale ruby red colour add to the appeal. The palate shows active tight tannins balanced by sweet fruit and a long finish. Showing its cool climate heritage, from the Tumbarumba region. Will benefit from 3 + years of careful cellaring. Stephen Read.
Clear pale straw with hints of green and a small persistent bead. The nose is soft and complex, with both citrus, yeast lees and a sweet creaminess. The palate is crisp and clean with well-balanced drying acid. Creamy mouthfeel with melon and citrus leading to a very pleasant dry long finish. Enjoy now icy cold or just on its own. Stephen Read.
Pinot Noir Chardonnay
Cool climate Pinot Noir from the Tumbarumba region is becoming as well-known as those from Tasmania and Central Otago as a distinct new world style. Full of black cherries, spice, along with hints of sweet vanilla and some smokiness adds to the complexity of the nose. The palate follows through with soft tannins, integrated sweet fruit and well-balanced acidity. Vibrant in colour and vibrant in texture and flavour. Stephen Read.
Earthy tones along with sweet red fruits, hints of both dark chocolate and a subtle smokiness add to the complex and attractive aromas of this wine. Ruby in colour clear, bright and enticing. The palate explodes with active but chalky tannins, balanced by sweet fruit, vanilla tones and active smooth acid. Cellar for 5+ years for the best of this wine. Stephen Read.
Complex elements of savoury aromas, red fruits, complex floral notes and an earthy tone, all make this an exciting complex package. The palate follows through with soft tannins, beautifully integrated fruit and acid, leading to a long lingering finish. This is a great example of the quality Pinot Noir that the Tumbarumba region of New South Wales can produce. Stephen Read.
Very pale straw nearly clear, with a small persistent bead. Green apple and citrus aromas along with hints of pear add to the complex but delicate nose. Active citrus fruit fills the palate along with tight refreshing acid, all well balanced and leading to a clean finish. Enjoy this cool climate style now. Stephen Read.
Beautifully crafted from three vintages and aged on yeast lees for 5 years before disgorgement. Straw in colour with a small persistent bead. Complex earthy aromas along with hazelnut, citrus and yeast autolysis can be enjoyed. This leads to a full complex balanced palate and exquisite finish. Well deserving of its cuvee prestige name. Enjoy now, on any special occasion or just on its own. Stephen Read.
Pinot Noir Chardonnay