Zesty young savvy brimming with passionfruit dominant tropical fruits. There’s a splash of lemon juice to add a little punch. Tight and focused with a long finish. This is tailor made for current quaffing. Loads to like.
This is a bright as a button unoaked chardonnay. I quite like the fact it doesn’t use the word unoaked on the front label. Rather it is simple a chardonnay of a particular style. And I like it a lot. Obviously there is a fruit purity with crunchy melon and creamy stone fruit with a trace of citrus tang.
This comes from a very low cropping vineyard and is then naturally fermented with some culture yeast as well. The result is an immediately complex mealy chardonnay with deep flavours of brioche and stone with a little of that roasted cashew complexity. Builds with layers of intensity to a sustained finish.
The cool climate white pepper of shiraz is well to the fore in this excellent shiraz, but not so much as to dominate or detract from the other virtues. The palate is smooth and subtle with lovely texture and fruit intensity. Mix of raspberry and deeper blue fruits makes for a most appealing combination. Very long fine tannin profile.
This is a very powerful pinot noir. Loads of liqueur cherries and wild red berry characters. The nose has a dark cherry and gamey character to it, while the palate is warm with an appealing sweet fruit lift. Firm tannins and a lick of oak add to the powerful dimensions on the palate.
Wignalls Single Vineyard sauvignon blanc 2015 ($19.90)
Savvies have always been a strong suite for Wignalls. This is another absolutely right on the money for that bright and crisp fruit bomb style that delivers such a beautiful fresh mouthful of bouncy flavour. A splash of lime and a little grassy edge completes a nice current drinking wine.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 2 years
Wignalls Single Vineyard Premium chardonnay 2013 ($35)
A beautifully framed and presented chardonnay delivering so much. Morning brioche and lime on the nose with some richer butterscotch and cashew. The palate bursts open with deep minerally powerful fruit intensity that’s perfectly controlled and focused to a long finish.
One of the best yet from Wignalls.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 5 years
Wignalls shiraz 2014 ($25)
A super example of a cooler climate shiraz. Bursting with plums and dark chocolate with a big splash of pepper and spices. The palate is soft and plush with a delicious
fruit opulence and flavour. Long finish completes a very tidy medium-bodied wine.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 5 years
Wignalls Single Vineyard pinot noir 2014 ($32)
A fully ripe and opulent expression of Great Southern pinot noir. Masses of deep dark fruit flavours in this richly textured and expressive pinot noir. Aromas of
cherry and plums with some subtle spicy influences. The palate is deeply concentrated with robust tannins and plenty of supporting oak. A bigger pinot offering
stacks of varietal character.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 5 years
Wignalls Single Vineyard Reserve pinot noir 2014 ($90)
Takes the standard Wignalls pinot into another zone of silky smooth expression. Cherry and spicy raspberry notes on the nose. There’s a little confectionery interest
in there with the smoky truffle-like characters emerging. The palate is so smooth and seamlessly integrated.
A classy expression of pinot noir.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years
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