Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard

best drinking summer wine


Knotting Hill Michael Thomas malbec 2014 ($38)

This is a thoroughly gorgeous example of straight malbec off this excellent vineyard in Margaret River. There’s plenty of punch and grunt in the middle palate but there is a delightful floral lift on the nose and a silky smooth palate. Fine sinewy and slightly chalky tannins. The oak is expertly integrated. Really well made wine.

Score: 93/100     Cellar: 8 years

Knotting Hill Jack Gordon cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($48)

Another excellent cabernet from this excellent producer. Notes of leafy tobacco and black olive with deeper blackcurrant on the nose. lightly savory with some nice cedary lifts. The tannins have a degree of assertiveness and the oak is tightly help. A little more time to emerge from its shell will be the ticket.

Score: 91/100    Cellar: 10 years




Knotting Hill cabernet malbec 2014 ($28) 

A neat combination of these two varieties which work so well together. Aromas of black fruits with dark chocolate and black olive nuances plus a little toasty oak. The palate is firm and a little assertive through the middle but there is stacks of flavour and presence through to a sustained finish.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 6 years

Knotting Hill Jack Gordon cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($48)

This is a new wine named in honour of two pioneers in Jack Gould and Gordon Swift. Clearly one of the best wines yet released from Knotting Hill and showing the benefits of a mature vineyard and careful fruit selection. It’s been handled in small batches and given kid glove treatment. Sweet blackcurrant fruit on the nose with some really well-managed oak and tannins. Elegant and effortless.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 12 years


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