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Night Harvest

best drinking summer wine

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Night Harvest Reserve chardonnay 2012 ($15)

Light bodied minimally oaked chardonnay that presents with a real zing. Good grapefruit melon like characters on the nose with a persistent stone fruit and lightly nutty flavor on the palate. Impressive wine for this price.

Score: 88/100    Cellar: 3 years

Night Harvest Ali B Rose 2014 ($15)

A light bodied rose displaying some sweet fruit characters after a highly perfumed opening on the nose. A little strawberry and orange peel character adds a degree of interest on the palate which has texture and persistent flavour.

Score: 87/100    Cellar: Drink now.

Night Harvest Five Moons cabernet merlot 2012 ($15)

This is an excellent value for money cabernet merlot blend offering some rather delicious sweet fruit flavours with just a little oak complexity. Well balanced with subtle tannins supporting the medium bodied fruit. Succulent and long in the mouth.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 3 years

Night Harvest John George chardonnay 2015 ($35)

Fragrant aromas of nectarines and grapefruit emerge from the bouquet. This is a finely structured light bodied wine that focusses to a long finish. Fine grained oak cuts through he creamy fruit to produce a wine of balance and definition. Nice wine in the short term.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 4 years

Night Harvest John George shiraz 2014 ($40)

A lot of neat things happening in this classy shiraz. Spicy, crush herbs and light red fruit aromas open on the nose. Into the palate the depth of fruit becomes obvious with supple plum flavours working with the grainy and slightly sinewy tannin. Oak adds a perfect finishing touch. A wine of balance and poise.

Score: 91/100     Cellar: 9 years

 

 

 RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

John George shiraz 2013 ($35)

Deep, concentrated and opulent shiraz with stacks of sweet ripe fruit. Opens with a pepper coffee grinds aroma with a hint of cedary oak and spices. The palate is loaded with dark chocolate and blackcurrant fruit richness. Firm dusty tannins and slightly toasty oak. A wine of substance and style.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 10 years

Night Harvest Five Moons sauvignon blanc semillon 2014 ($15)

Beautiful wine for one selling at less than $15. Crunchy passionfruit and lemon juice combo on the nose with a subtle herbaceous fresh mown grass character. Lively crunchy palate, with sweet juicy fruit within balanced by a zippy acidity. Nice current drinking.

SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 2 years

Night Harvest John George chardonnay 2014 ($35)

A rather tight and refined chardonnay in the modern style. Bouquet of cashew, grapefruit and spicy citrus. The palate lances with tight precision through to a long finish. Strikes a nice oak and fruit balance and although in the lighter-bodied style it still packs a decent punch.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years

Butler Crest cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($37)

An elegant and stylish cabernet. Aromas of coffee grinds, vanilla essence and blackcurrant fruit. The palate has terrific fruit concentration with those black fruits dominant. Some quality oak has been worked in while the firm ripe tannins add further palate support. Slightly chewy and built with cellaring as an option.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years

John George cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($35)

Stylish and most elegant of cabernets. Red berry and cedar with a spicy character that is so attractive. Impressively structured palate with coffee grinds and plush satsuma plum fruit flavours and powerful blackcurrant. So concentrated and powerful yet with a smooth and velvety feel.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years

 

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