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Amelia Park

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Amelia Park semillon sauvignon blanc 2016 ($22)

The beautiful fruit of this vintage has been expertly capture in this vibrant and completely alive expression of the white blend. Passionfruit and lime work from the deeper tropical and ever-so slightly grassy edges of the palate. Crisp and clean with a long finish. All tank fermented but the wild yeast adds some sassy character.

 Score: 92/100   Cellar: 3 years

Amelia Park chardonnay 2015 ($29)

There is a degree of restraint in this classy chardonnay but the characters of meal and brioche with a little grapefruit and light toast reveal themselves with subtlety and understatement. The palate is beautifully crafted with a defining precision that carries it to a long finish. Lovely mouth feel. A complete and polished wine.

Score: 92/100    Cellar: 6 years

Amelia Park cabernet merlot 2014 ($29)

This blend of cabernet and merlot really nails the style for a medium term cellaring totally pleasing red wine. Good depth of fruit supported with slightly grainy tannin, and a lick of oak. The palate is so well balanced with the blackcurrant and fruit satsuma plum flavours bursting through to the long finish.

Score: 93/100    Cellar: 8 years

Amelia Park Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($50)

Beautifully poised and expressive cabernet. The bouquet is all floral and cigar box with a touch of black olive. The palate is where it ratchets up a notch. Graphite and minerally ironstone threads through the tightly controlled burst of flavour intensity and drives to a sustained finish. It’s loaded with power yet delivered with an effortlessness that is so appealing.

Score: 96/100    Cellar: 12 years

Amelia Park Frankland River shiraz 2014 ($29)

The fruit for this excellent generously proportioned shiraz is sourced from a very good vineyard in Frankland River. So generous and deeply flavoured with a characteristic powdery tannin influence defining the palate. Smooth and seamless through to the finish. Excellent wine here and great value for this class.

Score: 95/100    Cellar: 8 years

Amelia Park Reserve shiraz 2013 ($50)

Seductive floral blueberry lift on the nose takes this excellent shiraz into another heady zone. It’s from Frankland River and those characteristic powdery graphite tannins are clearly evident. So lavish and smooth with the integration of oak and tannin superbly managed. Has a dry gravelly character that balances the sweet fruit of the palate.

Score: 96/100    Cellar: 15 years

 

 

 

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Amelia Park cabernet merlot 2013 ($29)

This is largely cabernet sauvignon with contributions of malbec, merlot and petit verdot. The result is a cracking good cab merlot blend. The balance of oak and fruit is outstanding while the tannin management has ensured the structure will support further cellaring. Seamless and velvety smooth. A terrific wine that ticks all the boxes
for the style.

SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 12 years

Amelia Park chardonnay 2013 ($29)

Beautifully presented chardonnay bursting with vibrant, energetic fruit intensity. Loads of nutty stone fruit and minerally grapefruit character. It’s deep and intense with a precise palate accentuated by those lemony crisp acid features. Finishes with a dry savoury edge.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Amelia Park Frankland River shiraz 2013 ($29)

This stunning shiraz is sourced from the rich soils of Frankland River. It is such a perfect illustration of the qualities of this Great Southern region. Dense and
opulent plummy spicy chocolate palate with a decent hit of toasty oak. A sprinkle of spices with a sweet mulberry blueberry character adds further complexity.

Bewdiful.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

 

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