Aromas of fresh melon, citrus and green pear. Dry, with a light to medium body and crisp acid structure. Flavours of citrus (grapefruit) and green apple are pronounced with a wonderful mid palate texture and mouthfeel. Flavoursome and long on the finish.
"The Rhone variety has several different interpretations in Australia. This is a more restrained one with a subtle use of barrel fermentation adding some complexity to the palate. It’s still reasonably restrained but the subtle honey and light citrus flavours are there. Its real charm is its ability to age and create wonderful toasty honey flavours. Patience will be rewarded here."
– Ray Jordan, West Weekend, Great Southern, February 2018
"Barrel-fermented marsanne from the Great Southern. Pale straw in colour. It’s a weighty white with cream, wood spice, smoke and honeysuckle flavours/aromas all working as one. The descriptors here make it sound as though oak is dominant; it’s not. The weight is matched by energy. It’ll be better in a year or two."
– Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, January 2018
92/100 – Ray Jordan, West Weekend, Great Southern, February 2018
90+ Pts – Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, January 2018
Picked – Picked by hand April 6th
Quantity Produced – 2,433 bottles
Very intense black fruits – blueberry and cassis with underlying spicy French oak.
A dry, medium to full bodied style with fine, and well structured tannins that are harmoniously integrated with the French oak. Black fruit flavours of blueberry and cassis that linger across the mid palate. The wine has a sustained and balanced finish.
“Hand-picked from low-yielding estate vines. Bright, full purple-crimson, it is a full-bodied cabernet with layers of cassis fruit, and forceful tannins needing to soften substantially. Rob Diletti is obviously confident they will do so, and he knows better than I do.”
– James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
94pts – James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Lifted aromas of plum and raspberry fruit with underlying spicy French oak. Dry, fine tannin and beautifully balanced French oak that provides structure for the plump red fruit leading to a long finish.
94pts – James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Bronze – Perth Royal Wine Show 2016