This vineyard has been producing some mighty fine merlot of recent years. This is medium bodied with a floral rose petal aroma that is immediately appealing and alluring. The palate is so fine and elegantly balanced with chalky tannins and fine grained oak set off against the sweet succulent fruit. A most stylish wine that will benefit from cellaring.

93 Points

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Shows that Margaret River can make some pretty nifty pinot noir. This is light bodied but with some sustained power and inner palate grunt. Fine bony tannins and acid with light cherry and light raspberry fruit nuances. Has a slightly chewy tannin character with quality oak in support. This is a stylish pinot offering plenty.

92 Points

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The merlot from this vineyard has gone through a remarkable transition in recent years. Intense vineyard and winemaking management has resulted in softer more approachable tannins contributing to a series of excellent wines. Even in quite muscular years like this, the wine shows excellent flesh and suppleness while retaining structure and poise. A classy, expressive wine.

 

Published: November 2019

95 Points

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A tank-fermented semillon that is consistently one of the best examples of this variety. Designed to capture the spicy freshness while displaying some palate texture in here. Has a trace of fig and fresh cream in the middle palate. Yet the zingy finish of crunchy apple and lemon sets it on its long palate journey. One of the best I can recall.

Published: November 2019

95 Points

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Marked by cocoa, mulberry and cassis, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is another terrific vintage for this benchmark Margaret River producer. It’s medium to full-bodied and softly tannic, with silky-dusty notes and hints of raspberries emerging on the lingering finish. Just a wonderfully balanced example of Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing a rare combination of power, opulence, structure and elegance.

 

Rating: Stars
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Owner Keith Mugford says the 2017 Amy’s “is the closest we come to cheap Cabernet” (the cellar-door price is AU$35). It’s 60% to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance a blend of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It shows some noticeable herbal shadings and mouthwatering raspberry notes. Medium-bodied and loosely structured, it should be consumed over the next 4-5 years. Early

89 Points

Rating: Stars
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