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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Bellarmine Half-dry Riesling 2015 ($24)

Opens with a wonderful spicy aroma with a citrus mix of lemon and orange. It is so beautifully compelling and engaging. The palate is slightly sweet, hence the name Half-dry on the label, but that is a spicy crisp acidity that holds it to a narrow focus. Love this style which Bellarmine has been making for a while now.

Score: 93/100           Cellar: 5 years     BUY HERE

Bellarmine Wines Pinot Noir 2014 ($27)

A still very tight and restrained nose with hints of savoury muted sour cherry notes. The palate is quite robust with firmish tannins and a wrap of oak holding it together. The acidity is a feature with a degree of chalkiness. The finish is long and focused. This is a serious statement that will benefit from further ageing.

Score: 90/100           Cellar: 7 years     BUY HERE

 

 

 

 RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Bellarmine Riesling Dry 2015 ($25)

One of the finest Riesling makers in the state. This is another flinty dry example of the variety with a beautifully lifted spicy and light lemony character on the nose. The palate is light and precise with a lancing linear structure through to a long finish. Perfectly balanced with such great mouthfeel.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 7 years

Bellarmine pinot noir 2014 ($27)

A still very tight and restrained nose with hints of savoury muted sour cherry notes. The palate is quite robust with firmish tannins and a wrap of oak holding it together. The acidity is a feature with a degree of chalkiness. The finish is long and focused. This is a serious statement that will benefit from further ageing.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 7 years

 

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