MAXIMUM OF 6 BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER
West of the old town of Narrikup is where you’ll find Poacher’s Ridge. This is rich, prehistoric country; a country shaped by ancient granite and the cool Southern Ocean winds. A land that bends backs, but gives back ten-fold – if you listen closely.
Lime and grapefruit juice flavours impart a minerality unique to these ancient lands. Tightly wound, the wine is dry; light to medium in body. It is a wine destined to age gracefully with cellaring.
"This tightly wound wine is all about the future and its place. Yes, it can be enjoyed now, but in 5 years time, it will be singing from the rooftops as the lime juice flavours will have deepened and the length increased. Its future is underwritten by the simultaneous release of its ’07 sibling."
– James Halliday Wine Companion April/May 2018, 100 New Notes
“Very light colour and a very restrained, delicate, reserved bouquet – talcy, almost slightly peppery, and very restrained – but not lacking intensity. It’s just that the fruit is very lean and paired-back. It could take some age well."
– Huon Hooke, January 2018
"It’s a scintillating wine. Blessed line, blessed intensity, blessed length. Lime, grapefruit, gunmetal and citrus blossom. Tremendously fresh, pure and piercing, the latter in a good way. Ripper for quality, and value."
– Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, January 2018
"A marvellous marriage of delicacy and intensity; lime zest and crystalline acidity skip around the palate of a Peter Pan wine with another decade up its sleeve. It won a gold medal at Perth in ’08, and the judges got it right.”
– James Halliday, Wine Companion 2018
Ripe plum fruits backed by a delicate touch of French oak. A mid-weight, complex wine with balanced tannins and intense red fruit flavours that will reward cellaring for 10+ years.
Picked – Picked by hand April 7th, 2015
Quantity Produced – 2,000 bottles
95pts – Halliday Wine Companion
Intense red, savoury fruits – cranberry and herbal with underlying spicy French oak.
A dry, medium bodied style with very fine, and well structured tannins that are harmoniously integrated with the French oak. Red/black fruit flavours of cranberry and cassis that linger across the mid palate. The wine has a sustained and balanced finish.
"Bright, clear crimson-purple; the assertion only made in the best vintages' is routinely overused (and hence untrue). Here is an exception, a wine with all the fragrance and finesse merlot should have, the red fruits supported by flawless silky tannins, high quality French oak in the background."
– James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
96pts – James Halliday Wine Companion 2018