Another very good chardonnay from this small producer. The aromas are deeply complex with notes of custard apple, brioche and toasty melon. The palate is textured and intense with creamy stone fruit characters. Sustained finish.
Solid and quite robust cabernet with lots of very ripe fruit the dominant feature. Dark plum and ripe blackcurrant with a slightly chocolatey coffee grinds character Lots happening in a wine that needs plenty of robust tucker.
Driftwood Artifacts chardonnay 2014 ($30)
A refined and classically elegant chardonnay from this established Margaret River producer. This is one of the best whites to emerge from Driftwood. Precise nectarine
and lemon essence on the nose with a light touch of toasty oak with a little flinty edginess. Crunchy grapefruit and crisp acid to finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 5 years
Driftwood Artifacts cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($30)
This has emerged as a pretty solid range for Driftwood. It’s very ripe and concentrated but the clever use of oak along with the deep fruit concentration has balanced the higher alcohol providing an integrated palate. The wine has come together nicely over the past 12 months and displays a precise varietal character throughout its long, controlled palate.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 7 years
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