A great introductory pack to Poacher's Ridge prospects including:
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Lime and grapefruit juice flavours impart a minerality unique to the ancient lands on which the vineyard sits. Tightly wound, the wine is dry; light to medium in body. It is a wine destined to age gracefully with cellaring.
Hints of just ripe apricots, citrus and white flowers on the nose. A dry and lighter style of Viognier due to the cooler climate. Lovely flavours of white stonefruit, spice and squeeze of citrus to finish.
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.
Savoury aromas of truffle and lanolin jostle for attention on the bouquet with the more expected varietal characters of plum and mulberry. Sleek and silky on the palate, the flavours of the grape mesh seamlessly with that of French oak and the tannin fine and in perfect harmony.
2013 Cabernet Sauviginon
Typical and obviously Cabernet aromas. Blackcurrants, cassis and hints of tobacco leaf all backed by high quality cedary French oak. A tight yet seamless and complete Cabernet Palate, with generous fruit weight, firm yet supple Tannin, and the French Oak all integrating together harmoniously.
Even-tempered wine though it doesn't leave anyone short-changed. Black cherry and blackberry with modest input from dry leaves and spice. Chocolatey oak too plays a minor role. In short, it does the simple things well: flavour, length, balance, structure. All it needs is a couple of years to find its feet.