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Evans and Tate

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Evans & Tate Metricup Road semillon sauvignon blanc 2015 ($24)

Quintessential Margaret River blend with stacks of tropical grassiness emerging on the nose. The palate is crisp and clean with a persistent long finish. Fits the style perfectly and Plenty to like as a drink now wine.

Evans & Tate Classic semillon sauvignon blanc 2015 ($18)

One of the most famous of the Classics and one that continues to deliver plenty of value for money. Fruity with a lemon melon and light herbaceous character throughout. Clean and racy through the palate to a punchy finish.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 2 years

Evans & Tate Breathing Space cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($19)

First class value for money Margaret River cabernet. Blackcurrant and cedary oak with a trace of black olive leafiness on the nose. Into the palate the strength and power of cabernet is delivered with a degree of poise and finesse. Plenty of sustained flavour to the long finish.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 4 years

Evans & Tate Metricup Road shiraz 2014 ($24)

Displaying all the dusty savouriness of Margaret River shiraz with a deeper plumpness that gives it body and presence. excellent tannin control and oak work contribute to a most stylish shiraz of medium weight. Dark chocolate and savory plum and coffee emerge from a balanced palate.

Score: 92/100     Cellar: 6 years

Evans & Tate cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($100)

An impressive follow-up to the initial release of this super premium Margaret River cabernet. I love the smooth and almost effortless palate structure with silky fie tannins and such fine grained oak supporting what is clearly impressive and outstanding fruit.  A wine of elegance and charm that will continue to evolve.

Score: 97/100    Cellar: 15 years

 

 

 

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Evans & Tate Metricup Road cabernet merlot 2013 ($22)

Here is the perfect illustration of Margaret River cabernet merlot. Stacks of ripe plush plummy blackcurrant fruit with a liberal well-weighted dose of oak. It’s dense and concentrated with ripe firm tannins in support that don’t detract from the suppleness of the palate.

A pretty serious statement of this style.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 8 years

Evans & Tate Metricup Road chardonnay 2014 ($22)

Quality chardonnay for the price. Has a level of sophistication with a mix of light stone fruit and brioche plus a nutty citrus tang on the palate. There’s good weight and structure. Fine grained oak works neatly to harness the fruit through to a sustained finish. Plenty to like about it.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 5 years

Evans & Tate Metricup Road semillon sauvignon blanc 2014 ($22)

Love this little wine. Plenty of punchy vibrant fruit on the nose and the palate. Passionfruit and a lemon citrus edge. Clean with a slightly textured creamy palate.

Perfect for current drinking.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 3 years

Evans & Tate Metricup Road shiraz 2013 ($24)

This is a terrific shiraz sourced from Margaret River. There’s a strong sense of elegance about it from the start of its silky smooth palate through to its stylish and
extended finish. Loaded with savoury spicy shiraz fruit worked perfectly with some nice oak. A little chocolate and savoury plum typical of this region.

Really attractive wine for this price.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 6 years

Evans & Tate Classic chardonnay pinot noir ($17)

For a modestly-priced sparkling wine this offers plenty of impressive drinking. Citrus and fresh bread with a little biscuity honey suckle character. It’s a simple fruity wine
in the main but there is enough interesting complexities to stand up as a serious wine.

SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 years

Evans & Tate Classic sauvignon blanc 2014 ($17)

A simple and crunchy fresh savvy providing plenty of drinking enjoyment. Aromas of light passionfruit and melony tropical fruits with a grassy edge. The palate is light bodied with good precise flavour definition. Lively zippy finish.

SCORE 88/100 CELLAR 2 years

Evans & Tate Classic semillon sauvignon blanc 2014 ($17)

The addition of the punchy semillon adds a lot more palate substance and drive to the sauvignon blanc. In many ways it completes the wine. This is pretty good
for this price. Loads of fruit intensity on a lightly framed palate with a long finish.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 2 years

Evans & Tate Redbrook chardonnay 2013 ($49)

Probably the most delicate and cleverly finessed Evans & Tate chardonnay to date. Definitely shows a backing off from the slightly very full, obvious style previous
with the result this is a wine of elegance and subtlety that still delivers what you expect from Margaret River chardonnay. Savoury and minerally with some neat edgy
grapefruit.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 6 years

Evans & Tate Redbrook shiraz 2012 ($49)

Beautifully expressive wine from a beautiful vintage. Gravely loamy characters on the nose with savoury spiciness worked into the aroma profile. It’s medium to
full bodied with a meaty gamey character that is striking and appealing. Generous fruit with supporting grainy tannins and subtle oak.

Lovely wine.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 9 years

Evans & Tate Redbrook cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($49)

Beautifully poised and presented cabernet. Leafy black olive and tobacco on the nose with a liberal blackcurrant sweet fruitiness in the background. The palate is quite linear and of medium to full body. Such a smooth and seamless integration of tannin and oak supports a focused effortless palate through to its extended finish.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

The Evans & Tate cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($100)

This is a new wine from Evans & Tate that takes its cabernet to a new plane. Superbly crafted wine based on some exceptional fruit from this very good vintage.
Typically elegant and stylish with a subtle oak and fruit integration. The tannins are quite chalky and the oak liberal but not overplayed. Really tightly held but that fruit sweetness is clearly evident within.

SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 15 years

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