TOP 5 – June 2016
The Wine Genius tasting team have been busily tasting and reviewing. The ‘Top 5′ are carefully selected as either the highest quality, or most interesting / surprising wines tasting over the past 30 days. Here is what we like:
A. Rodda Smith Vineyard Chardonnay, 2015
Certainly one of the Best Chardonnays tasted over the past 12 months. This brightly lit gem is complex, balanced and complete. Overwhelmingly varietal, with savoury and floral tones all wound around melon, peach and lime. Textural palate structure is achieved with considerable fruit concentrations, finishing with smoked meats, nuts and citrus acidity. 97 Points, view winery
Moorilla Cloth Label White 2013
Attractive and deeply fruited, yet remaining fine and floral. Red cherries, dark plum and musk floral tones begin to set the picture. With silky tannins, considerable berry concentration and ample acidity, this Mornington gem will continue to flesh-out with a little more time in bottle. 95 Points, view winery.
10 Minutes by Tractor Pinot Noir 2014
Light garnet in colour, offering spiced plum, mulberry and lifted violets. An elegant and mouth-watering example of great Mornington Peninsula pinot noir. Dark currants and mocha, with fine supple tannins. Finishing with forward and vibrant acidity, view winery. 95 Points, view winery
Curly Flat ‘ The Curly’ Chardonnay 2013
Bright golden in hue. A very reserved style that currently only hints at its potential. Intriguing nuances of nougat and praline underpinned by apple and citrus fruits plus classy but reserved oak. Acid driven and full bodied it shows exceptional concentration and length but remains unexpressed. It will be fascinating to see how this wine evolves over the next decade and more. 95 Points, view winery.
Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Bright deep ruby hue and initially showing quite ripe and fleshy fruit. But underneath lie brooding and dense Cabernet aromatics – ripe blackberry, cedar and gravel with well integrated new French oak. In the mouth the wine is dry, full bodied, with significant but beautifully fine grained tannins that drive a typically elegant Moss Wood finish. It needs time but is certainly one of the finer Moss Wood Cabernet releases. 97 Points, view winery
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