The semillon dominance in this excellent blended white is clearly evident. It brings a grassy lemon character to the deeper tropical fruits of the sauvignon blanc. Textured and seamlessly woven together with a crisp sustaining acidity and plenty of driving fruit.
One of the best chardonnays from Fermoy. Notes of white peach, brioche and lightly roasted cashew on the nose strike an immediate appeal. The palate is controlled and finely balanced with a deep intensity of fruit. Has a fine acid and minerally edge which provides the focus through to the finish.
A pleasing medium bodied blend offering a decent mouthful of intense flavour. Fine tannins and a lick of oak complete the package of a wine just made for drinking in the short term. Like the red berry lift on the palate with that little black olive edge.
Medium bodied shiraz with a distinct pepper lift on the nose. The palate is balanced with the use of French and American oak adding a neat level of complexity and palate completeness. The sweet fruit is balanced with the spicy pepperiness to create a lovely mouth feel. Great food wine with those dry tannins on the finish.
Opens with a delightful perfume of red berry and violet with a lift of cedary oak. Into the palate the quality of the wine becomes evident. There’s supreme balance and deep fruit concentration harnessed with a controlled tannin and oak combination. Has an effortless yet powerful palate that drives through to a very long finish. Good cellaring potential here.
Fermoy Estate cabernet merlot 2012 ($22)
Ripe and fleshy cabernet blend offering loads of generosity and appeal. Juicy plum and blackcurrant fruit characters with a subtle use of oak so as not to compromise the essential fruit appeal. Easy drinking with good tannin support to keep control.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years
Fermoy Estate semillon sauvignon blanc 2014 ($22)
A deliciously crunchy and vibrant white blend with a little more grunt and palate weight than the normal have from this combination. Extra year has taken the tropical
notes off it but there is so much intensity in the middle palate. Persistent and focused finish.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years
Fermoy Estate shiraz 2012 ($25)
Displays the fairly typical dusty savoury characters of Margaret River with this variety. It’s more medium bodied but still it packs a punch with grainy tannins and
dusty oak supporting the spicy fruit characters. Neatly finished with a sustained pleasing palate.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years
Fermoy Estate Reserve chardonnay 2012 ($50)
Certainly one of the best chardonnays from Fermoy. Hitting its best drinking zone now as that light butterscotch builds richness. Grapefruit on the nose with a level of lanolin, and cashew adds further complexity. The palate is deep and intense, striking an excellent fruit and oak balance. A little waxiness on the finish with a lick of acid.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 3 years
Fermoy Estate Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($65)
Excellent cabernet sauvignon from the heart of one of the oldest vineyards in the Wilyabrup area. Leafy black fruits on the nose with a dark chocolate and tobaccolike
influence. The palate combines excellent fruit with judicious oak use and good tannin management. There is an effortless feel as the palate extends to a long finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 9 years
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