Reviews

2015 VERDELHO

"I’m really impressed by the crunchy texture of this clean, crisp, very modern dry white. It’s made unashamedly for drinking young so drink it on warm days now and throughout next spring and summer, either on its own as an aperitif or with simple dishes such as grilled fish or chicken salad."
John Rozentals
 

2015 fiano

“Floral, stonefruit and kernels (you do smell them, don't you?) Peach, honeyed edge, quite full flavoured, a little gingery spice that lingers long on the finish. Good acidic punch. Really digging this.”
Stuart Robinson - 91 points
 

2015 vermentino

“I’m calling it now. Vermentino should be the hero white variety of Langhorne Creek. It’s not because of fashion, or the perceived attraction of ‘alternate varieties’, more just the suitability of the variety to the region.

This Bremerton is a good example. Varietal, peppery, and refreshing, it packs in the tropical juiciness of the best Sardinian styles, with a chalky, ripe Nashi pear palate and salty, Disprin edged palate. Punchy, long and refreshing, this is a simple fruity wine but done very well. Two thumbs up."
Andrew Graham - 91 points

 

2014 bâtonnage chardonnay

“Estate-grown, fermented and matured in French oak for 12 months. The acidity comes at a full gallop on the first taste, but on the second time it slows down a bit. The question remains whether this has more sauvignon blanc than chardonnay in its DNA. It does have great length."
James Halliday - 94 points

 


2014 TAMBLYN CAB/SHZ/MAL/MER

"This is a delightful "Bordeaux Blend" with lively red colour with a purple tinge, complex perfumed aromas and very smooth rich flavours, coupled with a tight fine grained tannin finish. It is a sophisticated complex wine that is joyous now but with another 2-3 years will be sensational. A RIPPER RED."

Dan Traucki
 

2014 SELKIRK SHIRAZ

"Deep red/purple colour. Slightly muffled aromas of earth, humus and undergrowth, with overtones of chocolate and generously applied vanillan oak. The wine is full-bodied and intense, tight and firm on the finish, with acidity and firm tannin adding drive and persistence. Good value."
Huon Hooke


2014 coulthard CABERNET

"Now here is a classically proportioned Langhorne Creek red at a sharp price. I say classically proportioned because this Cabernet Sauvignon is a biggun’. Dark red colour, boatloads of choc mint and blackberry on nose and palate, then a firmly tannic, cocoa-powder-oak-meets-grape-tannin-finish."
Andrew Graham


2014 CHW SPARKLING SHIRAZ

All the glory of Langhorne Creek shiraz shines in enticing layers of satsuma plums, black cherries, fresh liquorice straps, dark fruit cake and mixed spice, impeccably framed in milk chocolate oak, supple dosage and finely textured tannins. It’s at once deep and bright, culminating in a creamy bead and grand persistence. Bargain sparkling shiraz.

 

 

2013 mourvédre

“Leathery, spicy, earthen and curranty. This a good wine to hook into, straight up, but it has some character too. Glad to see that they’re persisting with Mourvedre as a stand-alone varietal. It’s working for them. The wine is good. It has some heft too.”
Campbell Mattinson

 


2014 tempranillo graciano

“Special, so special. Smells like the real deal, when it comes to Tempranillo and blends. Mixed berries, rose and vanilla perfume, cola, thyme, dried mint and toasty spices. Smooth medium bodied palate with well rounded fleshy tannin, mixed berry and toast and a little beef jerky. Acidity is well threaded through and the finish is strawberry accented, spicy and pretty satisfying.”
 Gary Walsh
 

2013 bâtonnage shiraz malbec

“Matured in French oak for 14 months, lees stirred, more common for barrel-fermented white wines. As luscious as it is complex, with a magic carpet of predominantly black fruits, spice and whispers of bitter chocolate and licorice; the texture may well be the result of lees stirring, for it is another feature of a handsomely worked wine." 

James Halliday - 95 points

 

2013 OLD ADAM SHIRAZ

“Fine shiraz from Langhorne Creek is often overlooked by better known prestigious cabernets, but this wine will challenge that perception, a beautifully integrated nig-fella shiraz at 15 percent alcohol yet beautifully balanced combining best block fruit, 22 months in deftly handled oak that all come together with wafts of gum tree and see, dark earthiness adding great complexity. It’s fully structured, still quite closed, but just emerging with an insight into it’s future. Amazing value in this company."
Tony Love - 95 points
 

2012 Walter's CABERNET

“Still has great purple colour after 4 years. Classy berry nose with hints of oak. A big rich tasty mouthful of flavour, with elegant vanillin oak and fine grained tannins on the finish. A very classy and sophisticated Cabernet which is superbly delicious.”
Dan Traucki
 

2010 BEST OF VINTAGE

“The colour of is still deep and bright, as are the flavours, texture and structure; small wonder it was classed Best of Vintage; wine-stained cork notwithstanding, it has such a powerhouse of dark fruits and layers of ripe tannins (plus oak) that it should be immune to the ravages of oxidation."
James Halliday - 96 points

 

GENERAL QUOTES

"...A trip to the cellar door or website is recommended, as is membership of the Bremerton Wine Society, entitling members to a discount of 20 per cent."
Wine Travel & Indulgence, The Weekend Australian

 


"…Can fairly claim to be the best producer in Langhorne Creek..."
James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion 2009