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Barwick Estates

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Optimus The Terraces cabernet 2014 ($85)

Another immensely powerful blockbuster from this Blackwood site. Powerhouse packed with stacks of ripe super concentrated cabernet fruit. A distinct minty aroma lifts from the dark black olive and black currant fruits. Firm tannins and a decent whack of oak have been need to harness this through to its long finish. Palate structure is superb with its grainy gravelly characters a feature.

Score: 94/100     Cellar: 12 years

 

Optimus The Terraces shiraz 2014 ($75)

Super concentrated Blackwood shiraz from a particular patch of dirt that seems to produce fruit of extraordinary intensity and power. It’s got a bit of alcohol but the balance and poise is such that it’s all so controlled and comfortable. Deep earthy dark black fruits on the nose and the palate with a liqueur chocolate richness. A wine with extended cellaring potential.

Score: 94/100     Cellar: 12 years

 

 

 

 

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Barwick Estates White Label chardonnay 2014 ($20)

A lightish but still flavour-intense chardonnay where the oak has been deliberately underplayed to allow more fruit texture. It works a treat as a friendly current drinking
chardonnay. Light nutty grapefruit characters on the nose and the palate with a savoury edge on the finish.

SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 4 years

Barwick Estates Black Label chardonnay 2014 ($35)

This is a tightly wound and highly controlled chardonnay strongly influenced by some really high-quality oak. Grapefruit and brioche notes on the nose while the
palate is tightly and sharply focused with a minerally savoury edge through to a very long finish. Little traces of rich butterscotch in the middle palate complete a tidy
well-made wine.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 6 years

Barwick Estates Black Label cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($35)

Opens with a distinctive black olive and deeper sweet blackcurrant complexity on the nose. A touch of cedary oak and a trace of graphite add further intrigue. Into the
palate the control and intensity becomes evident. Tightly structured with firm tannins and tight fine grained oak give structure and focus to a long finish.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 9 years

Barwick Estates Optimus The Terraces shiraz 2014 ($72)

Super concentrated Blackwood shiraz from a particular patch of dirt that seems to produce fruit of extraordinary intensity and power. It’s got a bit of alcohol but the
balance and poise is such that it’s all so controlled and comfortable. Deep, earthy, dark black fruits on the nose and the palate with a liqueur chocolate richness. A wine
with extended cellaring potential.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 15 years

Barwick Estates Optimus The Terraces cabernet 2014 ($72)

Another immensely powerful blockbuster from this Blackwood site. Powerhouse packed with stacks of ripe super concentrated cabernet fruit. A distinct minty
aroma lifts from the dark black olive and blackcurrant fruits. Firm tannins and a decent whack of oak have been needed to harness this through to its long finish.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 12 years
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