Really good vintage. Average crops of fully ripe grapes with lovely fine flavours. Bottling Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling next week.
Chardonnay and Pinot quietly resting in oak as well as our first Ferus wild yeast Sauvignon since 2009. Harvest was again earlier than normal. Our “normal” is now early March. No doubt there is a trend in ealier harvests for us. The season was kind with no real heat waves post veraison which is the critical time.
We continue to receive glowing reviews.
James Halliday’s Top South Australian Wines May 2013
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale straw-green; year in year out, one of the most elegant (and most reliable) sauvignon blancs on the market; kiwi fruit, citrus and dab of white peach drive the fragrant bouquet and fresh palate., the finish dry and almost savoury. Prior history shows the wine does not have to be consumed immediately. 12.5%alc 95 points
James Halliday’s Wine Companion June-July 2013
2000 Lenswood Cabernet-Merlot
Estate-grown, and spent 24 months in French oak; the decision to keep part of the make for extended bottle age, and thus a museum release, has been fully justified. This is a rare opportunity to buy a fully mature wine direct from the cellar of the maker. All the components of dark berry fruits, oak and tannins have joined seamlessly and harmoniously. There will, I suppose, be some bottle variation, but it is hard to imagine a more perfect bottle than this one. 13.5% alc 96 points