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best drinking summer wine


Fifth Leg rose 2016 ($18)

Bursting with vibrant floral strawberry notes on the nose. The palate is light and crisp with a dryness that is most appealing. Some nice subtle fruit sweetness in the middle with that crisp acid to finish. Ideal current drinking.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 2 years

Fifth Leg chardonnay 2016 ($18)

A light bodied crisp and fruit young chardonnay with a good balance of vibrant melony fruit and nutty creamy oak. The palate is racy with a tight fie acidity sustaining the long finish. Perfect for current drinking.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 3 years

Fifth Leg cabernet sauvignon shiraz merlot 2015 ($18)

The most pleasing feature of this excellent current drinking wine is the fruit freshness and vibrancy with beautiful perfumed berry notes on the nose and plush fruit on the palate. IT’s so well balanced and deliciously appealing with ripe supple tannins and a dab of oak. A little spiciness completes a well-made young wine of medium body.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 4 years

Fifth Leg semillon sauvignon blanc 2016 ($18)

Just so much bright and friendly tropical fruit in this appealing blended white that captures the style perfectly. Passionfruit and lemon zest aromas. The palate is clean and crisp with a lingering intensity. Excellent current drinking.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 2 years
Fifth Leg shiraz 2015 ($18)

Medium bodied shiraz with a neat mix of savoury and slightly spicy characters. The palate has a slightly loamy gravel-like character which provides plenty of interest. Dusty dry tannins and a fine grained hit of light oak completes a really well made current drinking wine.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 4 years





Fifth Leg chardonnay 2014 ($17.99)

For less than $20 this is a pretty smart chardonnay. Melon and citrus aromas with a trace of cashew. The palate is tight and crisp with a refreshing acidity sustaining
the finish. It’s light bodied but still with good flavour intensity. Crunchy and juicy.

SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 years

Fifth Leg semillon sauvignon blanc 2014 ($17.99)

Punchy white blend with loads of tropical fruit intensity. It’s been picked early to retain its zingy mouthfeel but has lost nothing in flavour intensity. Passionfruit crunch
with a decent squeeze of lime makes for an enticing persistent palate. There’s even a little Granny Smith apple in there.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years

Fifth Leg rosé 2014 ($17.99)

This is consistently one of the better rosés produced in WA. It’s obviously light bodied but with a persistent and quite flavoursome palate. Lifted notes of cherry and red currant on the nose while the palate is fresh and zingy with a lively integrated acidity. Lip-smacking finish.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years

Fifth Leg cabernet sauvignon shiraz merlot 2014 ($17.99)

Interesting combination here and one that works a treat. The cabernet provides the focus and core strength through the mid palate. The shiraz and merlot provide
so much flesh and opulence with stacks of plummy blackberry fruit. A splash of spices and some chalky tannins complete the picture with a little toasty oak.
Great value drinking.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 5 years

Fifth Leg shiraz 2013 ($17.99)

Terrific wine for short to medium-term drinking. Stacked with savoury dark plum and blackberry fruit. The nose is intense and strong fruit driven with a spicy savoury mix,
while the palate is soft and generous with soft supple tannins creating a velvety smooth feel.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 3 years

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