The extra year or two has helped develop some beautiful complexity and fruit richness in this blend. It had a small amount of barrel fermentation which is starting to emerge now. Stone fruit and creamy tropical characters on the palate are most appealing. Ideal drinking over the next year or so,
A medium bodied chardonnay showing some nice development that sees the wine drinking at its best now. Toasty aromas of ripe fig and stone fruit with a trace of butterscotch. Textured and intense with a persistent finish.
A beautiful vibrant and bright cabernet from this super vintage. Lifted red berry and violet with a touch of cedar on the nose. The palate is medium bodied and delivers with poise and balance. Fine tannins and a sliver of oak help build control and structure on the palate.
Cowaramup Clown Fish sauvignon blanc Semillon 2014 ($20)
Crunchy vibrant blended white with a heap of delicious tropical fruit flavours. The little squeeze of lemon adds a lovely lift to the nose and palate. It’s also got just a little tangy minerality. Clean and pure with a lovely long finish.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 2 years
Cowaramup Wines Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($30)
This is predominantly cabernet sauvignon with important small contributions from merlot and malbec. It’s a leafy pure expression of cabernet with nice sweet berry
complemented by a pleasing savoury meaty character. The palate is balanced and smooth with a good tannin oak integration.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 6 years
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