This is a classy chardonnay from the Blackwood. There is a steely tread through the light melon and subtle nuttiness of the palate that I really like. Lively and precise palate with a sustained and impressive finish. This is a most promising wine that points to some exciting things from this small producer with its white varieties.
Excellent medium bodied and most stylish cabernet from the Blackwood. It shows what this underrated region can really deliver. Red fruits with a lifted of scented cedar o those nose. The palate has a grainy sinewy thread but with a deep intensity f that medium weight fruit. Balanced and poised on the finish.
Nannup Ridge Senor tempranillo 2013 ($27)
Medium-bodied, dry aromatic tempranillo capturing the essential varietal elements of this classic Spanish grape. Loaded with red berry flavours with a fine tannin and lightly applied dusty oak influence enhancing that dry finish. The sweet fruit in the middle palate makes for very enjoyable drinking.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years
Nannup Ridge cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($30)
This is an impressive cabernet from a largely underrated region. It’s more medium weight with good concentration of blackcurrant and leafy minerally fruit characters. I like the keen acidity which focused the palate to a long finish. Nice oak and tannin balance.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 10 years
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