Reviews

2015 mollie & merle 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
 

2016 Special release fiano

“This is an inviting version of the variety. It’s fruit-driven and generous but there are licks of spice, honeysuckle and chalk; there’s that bit extra. It’s pleasurable and easy but not in a boring way. I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending it for any audience or occasion.”
Campbell Mattinson - 91 points
 

2016 special release vermentino

“This is the best Australian Vermentino I’ve tasted. It’s not the usual vacuous, frivolous, undisciplined fruity white, but a classy, stylish, restrained white with appealing aromatics combined with hints of lemon and brine, and good line and length. Good drinking this summer."

Kim Brebach - 93 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

"A smashing combo of cabernet (44%), shiraz (35%), malbec (15%) and merlot (6%), the first three regional heroes on their own so the blend is off to a good start with the aromatics in the blue to purple floral zone—violet, lavender, rosemary buds—and the jigsaw of flavours seamless and synergistic, rich, dark-berried, full bodied, spice, subtle oak with balance and poise in the finish."
Tony Love - 93 points


2014 SELKIRK SHIRAZ

"This red impressed me from the moment I opened it, and got better for 4-5 days. Typical Langhorne Creek generosity of flavour, ranging form gum leaves to dark red fruits and chocolate. Full-bodied but not huge, rich but well-behaved."
Kim Brebach - 93+ points


2015 coulthard CABERNET

"An abundance of colour, flavour and pizzazz at an excellent price makes this a winner. Heady aromas of blackberries, brambleberries, spice and chocolate, coffee grounds and tobacco meld well to the medium-bodied frame with its grainy tannins and bright acidity."
Halliday Wine Companion - 93 points

 

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.
Halliday Wine Companion - 93 points


2014 Special release mourvédre

“Love the interplay of the zesty acidity and its savoury, earthiness, partly varietal, partly a Langhorne Creek character. Added extras include blood plums, cranberries, leather, Old Spice aftershave and honesty within..”
Jane Faulkner - 91 points

 


2015 tempranillo graciano

“Dances a savoury theme with the 75% Tempranillo leading with its bright acid line and red fruits with the Graciano plumping out the palate adding spice notes too. Medium-bodied, ripe tannins and fresh if sharp acidity.”
Halliday Wine Companion - 90 points
 

2013 bâtonnage shiraz malbec

“Quite seamless, the palate long and detailed, the tannins supple and ripe. It’s complex, full-bodied yet fine. There’s a texture, a grit with bright acidity keeping this buoyant. Lots of detail, it just needs more time in bottle and will reward the patient." 

Halliday Wine Companion - 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

2013 Walter's CABERNET

“Gosh, no shortage of colour; unusual, appealing aromas of curry powder and new leather with full-bodied palate laden with ripe blackberry/mulberries/currants and dusty, Aussie bush eucalypt/bark nuances. Sweet-sour acid tang keeping everything fresh.”
Halliday Wine Companion - 93 points
 

2013 BEST OF VINTAGE

“50/50% cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, with the blend well knitted and precise. There’s a density yet suppleness, dark plums and blackberries, really spicy with a sprinkling of dark cocoa, ripe tannins and the oak in its place. And ready now."
Halliday Wine Companion - 95 points