Thirst of December 2016
Winery Wine Vintage Varietal RRP Alcohol Drink By Rating
Coppabella Single vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir 20.00 13.00 2017 88
Pinot with dark toasty overcoat and dark cherry fruit. The silky palate is strawberry fruited mid weighted and medium long
Bremerton Wines Special Release 2016 Vermentino 24.00 12.00 2017 88
Straw, sesame seed into herbal fruit notes leads to a neutral palate with good length and mid weight texture, quite Italian with low flavour but long gentle weight and texture.
Wilson Vineyard DJW 2016 Riesling 24.00 12.50 2018 89
Very pretty floral notes, bath powder, ripe apricot fruit showing early development, the palate has apricot and lime flavour length with generosity and talented winemaking balances the fruits and acidity to give it a tidy finish. Drink up young for the punch flavours.
Bremerton Wines Coulthard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 22.00 14.50 2017 89
Cabernet aromas with leafy dark fruit leads to a palate with silky tannins red fruited soft and fine bright fruited and great drinking young with complexity to close.
Veritas Winery Binder’s Bull’s Blood 2014 Shiraz Mataro 45.00 14.00 2025 90
Pressings from the hay, bay leaf, liquorice, red fruits and dark earthy spices notes. The palate is full bodied silky and round ripe and full in the middle and licorice into oak notes to finish.
Wilson Vineyard Watervale 2016 Riesling 19.00 12.00 2020 90
Lime and sherberty aromas with a fruit tingle fizz about the aromas. The palate has juicy texture ripe fruits, fleshy complex flavours with texture, fruit tingles lime and orange water that lingers.
Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Single Vineyard Reserve 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 27.00 14.00 2018 90
Plummy ripe fruits, savoury oak aromas leads to very polished varietal entry with black currant fruit length with a beautiful harmony and effortless fresh flavours. Good value.
Penfolds Koonunga Hill 2010 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 25.00 13.50 2018 90
Ripe plummy into black currant fruit aromas when tasted in 2016, smelling fresh and alive. The plate is well-centred, good length and complete complex flavours and lingering black currant fruits
Wilson Vineyard Polish Hill 2016 Riesling 29.00 12.50 2020 92
Plenty of weight, punchy fruit, rose, lime, lime pith and wet stone into mushroom moss. In the mouth, this vintage is more about generosity, quite fleshy, rose petal falling into lime fruit with a solid texture and core of flavour that lingers long thanks to lemony acidity.
Moppity Vineyards Estate 2015 Chardonnay 32.00 12.00 2018 93
A lot of sensitive work went into this glass in a positive sense, wild ferment notes, lees, oak, savoury, mineral creamy notes. The palate is ultra modern a ripe white pear mid weight fruit length, savoury wine making, good oak balance and fine acidity with the elegant generosity of mid weight chardonnay.
Moppity Vineyards Estate 2014 Merlot 32.00 13.90 2017 93
Soft dry red aromas with pretty oak notes and iodine savoury edge. Another very elegant wine soft even tannins, lovely middle length of flavour and finesse. The winemaking understands the tannin profile of the variety and makes the wines to reflect their understanding.
Jim Barry Wines 2016 Assyrtiko 24.00 13.80 2018 94
Assyrtiko is a tough variety from the Greek island of Santorini. This wine has subtle aromas leading to a wine with subtle flavours and great length of flavour. In the mouth, the generous fruit finely acidic structure shows excellent white fruits including gentle apple and pear flavour length with a acidity that is food friendly and helps carry the flavours.
Red Hill Mossolini 2014 Shiraz 45.00 13.50 2019 95
Classy stylish regional intensity very pure, perfect spice, pine resin smoked meats and berry fruit complexity that has the fresh Mornington red fruit finesse like the Rhone except at the very top end. The medium-bodied palate is silky tannins very fine long elegant proportions delicate smoked meat spicy and vibrant.
Moppity Vineyards Hilltops 2014 Shiraz 32.00 14.00 2019 95
Winner of five gold medals. Warm notes of oak, shortbread biscuit, leather and very concentrated fruit aromas. The palate is gorgeous, mid weight, bright fruited, very fine silky tannins with vivid black currant and black berry fruit length. Very good palate.
Moppity Vineyards Reserve 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 80.00 13.90 2019 95
Great depth and notes similar to a youthful Margaret River cabernet fruits. Very good fruit length, violets in the top notes on the black currant flavoured middle palate with a super fine tannins, very elegant and natural grape flavoured and structured.
De Bortoli Deen De Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis 2011 Semillon 14.00 10.50 2018 96
Delicious Sauternes look alike wine. Big botrytis dried apricot and ripe pineapple cooked pineapple with luscious intensity and very fine tannins to close with a fine lingering apricot and peach flavours.
Moppity Vineyards Reserve 2013 Shiraz 80.00 13.90 2022 96
Deep perfumed intense ripe black berry verging on jammy and backed to a T by the mocha oak notes to create sumptuous deep aromas. Very silky and rich yet still Hilltops medium-bodied silky ripe tannins with evenness and fruit length to create a commanding line of flavour wed to very fine tannins.
Paringa Estate Estate 2012 Shiraz 60.00 14.00 92 2017
Floral red fruits raspberry into red cherry, licorice and black pepper quite evolved wine with appealing maturity. The light medium-bodied palate is solid and long with savoury fruits showing like white pepper charcuteries smoked meats.[wcm_restrict] Download [/wcm_restrict]