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Willow Bridge Estate

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Willow Bridge Dragonfly Shiraz 2015 ($20)

Lovely wine that shows the quality of the Geographe region of WA. Aromas of roasted coffee with spicy plum notes. The palate is deep concentration but admirable restraint and poise. Smooth integration of oak and grainy tannins complete an impressive young wine.

Score: 90/100          Cellar: 4 years     BUY HERE

 

 

Willow Bridge Estate Rosa De Solana Tempranillo Rose 2016 ($25)

Tempranillo works so well in Geographe and goes especially well when turned into a light bodied rose like this one. Cherry and raspberry nuances with a slightly savory edge. The palate is light but flavorsome with a crisp dry finish. This is modern rose and its very good.

Score: 92/100          Cellar: 3 years     BUY HERE

 

Willow Bridge Estate G1-10 Chardonnay 2015 ($30)

This is just about the  best chardonnay these guys have made. It’s whole bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented before getting 10 months in oak. The result is impressive. Layered complexity and palate definition with a persistent intensity. Most appealing mouth feel.

Score: 95/100          Cellar:  8 years     BUY HERE

 

Willow Bridge Estate Solana Tempranillo 2014 ($28)

A wine that really comes to grips with this variety. Aromas of cherry and savory raspberry with a dustiness that adds some interest. The palate is supple with a thread of sinewy tannins and subtle older oak. Balanced with good definition and palate length.

Score: 91/100          Cellar: 5 years     BUY HERE

 

Willow Bridge Estate Coat of Arms Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 ($30)

Captures many of the essential varietal characteristics of cabernet. Leafy blackcurrant and black olive aroma. The palate has sinewy tannin which are slightly assertive. Concentrated fruit weight with power precision through to the finish.

Score: 91/100          Cellar: 8 years       BUY HERE

 

 

 

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly sauvignon blanc semillon 2014 ($20)

Bursting with passionfruit-dominated tropical fruits spruced up with a light herbaceous dusting. A little snow pea influence adds further complexity. Fresh and crisp with a touch of barrel fermentation adding just the right touch to complete an excellent wine for drinking over the next few years.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 4 years

Willow Bridge Estate G1-10 chardonnay 2014 ($30)

A really impressive chardonnay, this. There’s plenty of winemaking influence but it’s been done with such deftness and subtlety to allow the fruit to fully express
itself. Lees influence with a minerally savoury character balanced with some nice oak treatment. It’s a gentle and subtle wine that creeps up and delivers with finesse.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 5 year

Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly shiraz 2013 ($20)

Excellent juicy and ripe value-for-money young shiraz that delivers plenty for this price. Spicy plum and licorice on the nose with a sumptuous mix of dark fruits on the
palate balanced with nice French oak treatment.

A neat little current drinking wine.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years

Willow Bridge Estate Coat of Arms cabernet merlot 2013 ($30)

Loads of neat things happening in this lovely expression of the cabernet merlot blend. Spicy chocolate and herby blackcurrant on the nose with a trace of dark chocolate. On the palate the opulent though controlled fruit powers to a very long finish supported by fine grainy tannins and well-managed oak. Like that hint of roasted coffee on the finish.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 9 years

Willow Bridge Estate Solana tempranillo 2013 ($28)

Tempranillo has found a home in the Geographe region with this tidy wine showing how good it can be. Loads of rich cherry characters on the nose with a typical earthiness and subtle herb influence most attractive. The palate is supple and fleshy with the oak tannin balance carrying it to a long finish. Tannins build.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 7 years