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Credaro Family Estate

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Credaro Five Tales sauvignon blanc Semillon 2016 ($21)

Precise and pristine blended white with the dominant creamy tropical characters of the sauvignon blanc a feature. The lemon herbaceous Semillon provides a neat lift. Splash of citrus to finish.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 3 years

Credaro Five Tales chardonnay 2016 ($21)

This fruit driven chardie gets just a trace of oak, but it still plays a significant part in refining the package into a neatly presented and focused wine. Melony fruit with a splash of citrus pulls it along nice to a persistent finish.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 3 years

Credaro Kinship chardonnay 2015 ($32)

A beautifully made chardonnay capturing some quality fruit. Notes of stone fruit with white peachy nectarine characters on the nose. The palate has been brought into focus with a slightly linear structure. Oak is worked in perfectly to produce that minerally crispness on the finish. Classy wine.

Score: 93/100    Cellar: 6 y ears

Credaro Family Estate 1000 Crowns chardonnay 2014 ($65)…from last year

A most delicate and subtle chardonnay that is a new edition to the Credaro portfolio. Light white peach and subtle roasted cashew with a splash of citrus on the nose. The palate is so beautifully refined with a minerally purity that carries it through to a long finish, Delicate, yes, but still with typical Marg’s power.

Score: 95/100    Cellar: 6 years

Credaro Five Tales cabernet merlot 2014 ($21)

Mighty impressive value for money blended red. Leafy notes of cherry and red currant on the nose. The palate is seamlessly structured with a fine infusion of tannins and oak to pull the sweet fruit together. Finishes with good persistence. Ideal for the medium term.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 5 years

Credaro Kinship cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($32)

The striking feature of this quality cabernet is the aromatics of cherry and violet with a decent hit of typical blackcurrant. It’s so rich and concentrated with masses of sweet fruit balanced with a little cedary oak. Ripe tannins work well into the palate with its multi-layers of flavour impact. Dry finish completes things perfectly.

Score: 91/100    Cellar: 8 years

 

 

 

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Credaro Family Estate 1000 Crowns chardonnay 2014 ($65)

A most delicate and subtle chardonnay that is a new edition to the Credaro portfolio. Light white peach and subtle roasted cashew with a splash of citrus on the nose. The palate is so beautifully refined with a minerally purity that carries it through to a long finish. Delicate, yes, but still with typical Marg’s power.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 6 years

Credaro Family Estate cabernet merlot 2013 ($30)

Stacks of spicy red berry notes on this beautiful northern Margaret River red blend. Blackcurrant with minty tobacco leaf and deep fleshy fruitcake. The palate has
a firm core, but it’s wrapped in warm ripe fleshy fruit delivering a palate-coating flavour experience.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 8 years

Credaro Family Estate shiraz 2013 ($45)

This is a super wine that strikes a balance between sweet ripe plummy shiraz fruit and a distinct dusty savoury character. The nose is intense and inviting. The palate has a terrific texture with gravelly loam characters overlaying the dark fruit. Grainy tannins and some nice lightly toasty oak.

SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 10 years

Credaro Family Estate cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($50)

This is a gorgeous, elegant and stylish medium to fullbodied cabernet. Dusty tobacco leaf and blackcurrant with black olive nuances on the nose. The palate is controlled and wound tightly with firmish tannins, dusty oak and leafy floral fruit. Excellent structure with a very long finish.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 years

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