This excellent oak matured sauvignon blanc strikes just the right balance between the intensity of the fruit and the beautifully lemony characters of the oak. Has a light topical fruit character on the palate which is worked cleverly with the oak. Good persistence with the structure and oak and fruit combo to handle a little time in the cellar.
A delicate and finely balance chardonnay offering depth of fruit and persistence. Notes of vanilla bean and white peach on the nose with a little lemon essence. The palate is controlled with a fine oak balancing the deep fruit. White peach and nectarine characters provide a level of palate complexity with a subtle struck match finish.
This little vineyard within Redgate always turns up trumps for this variety. This is one of the bets, Highly perfumed aromas of red berry and floral violet. The palate is soft and supple but still with firmish tannins and fine oak integration to give it structure. This is a serious statement of this variety.
One of the best cabernets from this property which has produced some very good ones over the years. There is power here but its delivered with elegance and poise. Perfumed highly scented aromas. The palate has a leafy tobacco and deep black fruit character with plenty of firm fine tannin and well integrated oak to provide a seamless and refined mouthfeel.
Redgate semillon 2014 ($25.75)
Redgate uses some attractive oak in this wine to bring it to life. It’s fragrant with lemon scents dominant over the grassy cut grass of the semillon. Really impressive fruit intensity with a fine persistent acid driving the finish. Great drinking now but it will evolve with further cellaring.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 8 years
Redgate Reserve sauvignon blanc 2014 ($29)
A distinctive take on sauvignon blanc with oak maturation playing an important role. Stone fruit with lemon rind and some subtle smoky characters. The palate has good fruit drive and persistence with the finish very long. An alternative style that works rather well.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 6 years
Redgate chardonnay 2013 ($35)
Creamy and nutty chardonnay with plenty of appeal. The nose shows that slightly smoky bacon character with a creamy stone fruit and butterscotch influence. Richly textured with a creamy density on the palate. A complete wine that those wanting a little grunt in their chardies will love.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years
Redgate cabernet franc 2013 ($40)
There’s this little patch of dirt at Redgate that for some reason produces this beautiful expression of varietal cabernet franc. This is one of the best. Soft and supple with a smooth velvety palate. The nose is scented with red fruits and light cedar. A wine that drinks well as a youngster but which will continue to evolve.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 7 years
Redgate shiraz 2013 ($33)
Very ripe and robust shiraz. The alcohol tends to play a major part in the wine. Loads of concentrated dark plum and chocolate fruit flavours and aromas. The creamy oak works well through the middle palate. Firmish tannins. Savoury and slightly dusty earthiness adds further complexity to a wine with a long cellaring future.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 12 years
Redgate cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($38)
Cabernet at Redgate has a long and distinguished history. This is another excellent wine from this vineyard south of Margaret River. Leafy tobacco characters on the nose with an appealing mix of cedary and red berry. The palate is a striking feature. It’s poised and perfectly integrated with a precise, long focus to the finish. Impressive wine.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years
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