Winery Tasting Notes
Peacock's Tail Sangiovese Shiraz 2012: The Shiraz shows lush, primary berry fruit flavours and a rich middle palate, whilst the Sangiovese offers that 'continental' savoury structure with spicy aromatics. This wine not only offers an array of flavours and sensations, but a moreish character we strive for in every wine.
Penley Estate Cabernet Shiraz 2014: This traditional blend of Cabernet and Shiraz displays features of both varieties in a medium bodied wine. A rich wine with soft, lingering and fresh berry flavours. A uniquely Australian blended style. This wine is fruit forward and complex created by the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz flavours and full of berry flavour. The style expresses the contemporary (Cabernet Sauvignon) and the traditional (Shiraz) grapes of Coonawarra.
Swiggit & Co Shiraz Grenache 2014: Floral, lifted, liquorice, hints of plums, stone fruit.Primary cherry and dark very fruit aromas lifted by a light cedar quality. Fleshy and ripe, with black raspberry and cassis flavours, silky tannins and good finishing grip.
Nikau Point Reserve Merlot Cabernet 2013: Mid red in colour. The aroma shows vanilla and blueberry aromas along with some fragrant sage and thyme characters. The palate is medium bodied, with a soft structure and acidity. Well balanced with a silky length and clean finish.
Redfin Shiraz Cabernet 2010:Aromatics of black cherry, sweet plum and hints of all spice are evident.The palate is a little more serious with blackberries, spice and an earthiness that gives the wine a savoury note. The tannins are fine yet promote great length in the wine, backed up by a balanced acid structure.
Carbunup Crest Cabernet Merlot 2006:This wine has aromas of blackcurrant, licorice and dark cherry. Exhibits lifted flavours of black olive, prune and plum with a touch of cinnamon and elegant silky tannin. The wine has good length and a balanced finish complemented by twelve months in oak barrels.
Medals & Trophies
Carbunup Crest Cabernet Merlot 2006: Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2007).