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Grace Farm

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Grace Farm sauvignon blanc semillon 2015 ($21)

Beautiful balance for these varieties from one of the best small producers in Margaret River. Passionfruit and other tropical notes with a lovely creaminess. There’s a dab of French oak in here adding to the texture and palate complexity. Simple superb drinking over the next couple of years.

Score: 94/100    Cellar: 3 years

Grace Farm chardonnay 2015 ($30)

An exquisitely presented chardonnay from this wonderful small producer in Margs. The nose has a lovely subtlety about it with a smoky background to the brioche and light stone fruit. The palate is delicate and beautifully crafted with a neat integration of fine French oak and medium weight fruit. Some wild yeast influence is evident in both texture and complexity step forward for Grace Farm for this variety.

Score: 94/100     Cellar: 6 years

Grace Farm cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($30)

Such varietal purity of cabernet from this terrific little producer in Margaret River. Black olive and black currant aromas with a little chocolaty cedary oak influence. IT’s a firm statement of the variety with a tight hold of tannin and oak creating a structure built for cellaring, yet allowing the sweet fruit to exhibit its best qualities.

Score: 94/100     Cellar: 10 years

Grace Farm Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($50)

This is just so varietal perfect for cabernet sauvignon. The bouquet of leafy black olive, cigar box and black currant is classically varietal. The palate is concentrated and powerful, yet also so elegant and stylish. The oak and tannin combo is so perfectly weighted and applied. Great wine and the best yet from this emerging producer.

Score: 97/100     Cellar: 15 years

 

 

 

 RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Emerging Talent

Grace Farm sauvignon blanc semillon 2014 ($21)

Thoroughly gorgeous example of this blend. Comes from a meticulously managed vineyard and the result is clearly evident in the bottle. Bright and bouncy lively fruit intensity screams “drink me”. Lovely tropical grassy herbaceous blend that extended to a very long, precise finish.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 3 years

Grace Farm chardonnay 2014 ($30)

Lovely chardonnay where the fruit has been subtly complemented with a light touch of winemaking influence. A little oak and some wild yeast complexity have been cleverly applied to bring the best from the fruit. Creamy deep palate with nice touches of stone fruit and cashew. Finishes beautifully. A most drinkable chardonnay.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years

Grace Farm cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($30)

Predominantly cabernets with a nine per cent mix of malbec and petit verdot. This is gorgeous and continues the excellent form of cabernets from this impressive producer. Highly scented perfumed notes on the nose. On the palate there is more substantial elements at play as a result of this warm vintage. Firmish tight tannins, fine grained oak and plenty of deep powerful fruit intensity. Excellent wine for cellaring.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 years

Grace Farm Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($50)

This is a high-class superb cabernet from this outstanding small maker. Combines deep and intense power with elegance and style. Perfumed berry and violets on the nose and then the palate takes over. Classic cabernet with loads of ripe tannins, substantial integrated oak and that opulent sweet ripe cabernet fruit. Finishes with dry savoury tannins.

SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 15 years

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