Region: Beechworth Grapes: Nebbiolo First Glance: Fine but Firm, Perfumed, Elegant, Bright Acclaim: 94+pts
The Wine: A vibrant deep terracotta hue. The nose is initially redolent of dried rose petals, then come waves of liqueur cherry, fresh leather and a clean charriness. In the mouth the wine is agile and tactile, medium bodied yet grippy. There’s a delicious interplay between a certain ripeness of flavour and lightening that the acid and tannin do, lifting all beautifully.
The Review: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 94+pts "Fine perfume here, and a certain cool alpine feel and clarity. Red cherry, new leather, mint and liquorice root, a little spice and orange peel. Medium-bodied, juicy cherry and ripe strawberry, some savoury tobacco flavours, bright acidity, fine brick dust tannin, and a long spicy/dusty finish. So nicely done. It’s lucid and tight, and has the signature of Nebbiolo firmly etched. I’m impressed. Very."