TOP 5 – October 2015
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:
Heytesbury Chardonnay, 2014
Pale golden hue. Complex very savoury and reserved style – peach melon and citrus fruits with smoky barrel ferment plus new oak vanillin. Dry and full with creamy texture – complex but still very closed with a long, drying finish. 95 Points, view winery
, WCV Pinot Noir, 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.
, Shiraz, 2012
An excellent wine at half the price, a long-term red with and ample fruit intensity and rustic charm. Finely crafted by the Grampians Estate team, offering blackberries, clove and nuances of Asian spice and white pepper. Firm tannins, polished oak and bright acidity all bode well for the longevity of this complex Shiraz. 94 Points, view winery.
, Bin 51 Riesling, 2015
Pale colour with youthful green tinge. Very pretty Eden aromatics of lime and bath salts that are bright, pristine and pure. Its dry and fresh but not angular with a slight creaminess to the texture and fine poise finishing long and fine. Very impressive release under this label. 93 Points, view winery.
, Yattarna Chardonnay, 2013
Pale golden hue and already showing its class with green apple, floral and lemony fruits, subtle nougat and high quality oak all beautifully intertwined. Quite acid driven yet underpinned by reserved fruit power that will unfold over the next decade finishing with fine detail, seamless balance and superb length. 95 Points, view winery
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