95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Sourced from three sites on the Forest Hill Vineyard. Block 8, Block 9 and Highbury Fields 2.
Fruit set for 2015 was very low and this coupled with lower than average rainfall during the winter and spring months lead to very low yields across all varieties in our dry-grown vineyard. These conditions resulted in grapes with concentrated flavours and intensity. TASTING NOTES Bright straw with green hues and aromas of white nectarine, pears and spice. Flavours of stonefruit persist on the palate with citrus. Barrel fermentation builds richness, texture and complexing flavours. Finish is long with natural acidity
“Machine-harvested at night, pressed straight to French oak (30% new) for cool fermentation, partial mlf and 8 months maturation. A complex bouquet, with smoky/funky nuances ex solids fermentation, leads into a palate with great length, drive and precision. This has classic restraint, very different to Margaret River.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday