Shows the versatility of the Carmel Valley in the Perth Hills as the pinot nor was sourced from there. Made traditionally and then given extended time on lees. It has picked up some neat meaty characters with a trace of savoury biscuit. Textured with a complete and consistent mouth feel. Very attractive sparkling wine.
Ah, it’s good to see someone doing some straight semillon. This works so well with the barrel fermentation in new French oak do great things with the lively intense semillon fruit. Lemony with a developing nutty creaminess. The citrus cut is the key to holding the tight palate line to the finish. Love to see this in a few years. Excellent.
This is sourced from Manjimup, giving the guys at Myattsfield an interesting alternative to their traditional fruit sourcing in the Perth Hills. Has a nice mix of peach and lemon scents on the nose with a creamy roasted nuts influence. Nice minerally spicy palate with a hint of citrusy grapefruit. Long and persistent. Impressive wine.
You just have to get your teeth into this excellent example of this famous Spanish variety. IT comes from the Carmel Valley which appears well suited to the variety. Medium weight with earthy red fruit laced with some attractive spices. The oak and tannin provide a seamless silky texture. Really beautiful drinking with that dry finish ideal for food partnering.
Durif is a most distinctive variety that can make some mighty alcoholic wines. This has a reasonable amount but it’s delivered beautifully with so much fruit intensity and fleshy opulence that it never intrudes. Rich deep fruit flavours with loads of dark chocolate and plummy brambly blackcurrant. Firm and slightly assertive tannins and a lick of oak hold the palate.
MyattsField cabernet sauvignon petit verdot merlot 2013 ($26)
This is an excellent wine which comes off the Bickley vineyard. Ripe and lavish blackcurrant cabernet provides the dominant influence with the structure of petit verdot and flesh of merlot playing important roles. It’s generous and supple through the middle palate but the linear structure of the cabernet gives it focus and direction.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 8 years
MyattsField Kenneth Green Vintage Fortified 2014 ($28/375ml)
This is a classically structured and composed vintage fortified style made from a combination of touriga nacional, durif and shiraz. There’s a deep intensity on
the nose with the spirit clearly evident. The palate is concentrated and deliciously loaded with fruit. Smooth and seamless with the structure that will support ageing
to reach its potential.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 15 years
MyattsField chardonnay 2014 ($24)
This is sourced from Manjimup, giving the guys at MyattsField an interesting alternative to their traditional fruit sourcing in the Perth Hills. Has a nice mix of peach
and lemon scents on the nose with a creamy roasted nuts influence. Nice minerally spicy palate with a hint of citrusy grapefruit. Long and persistent.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 5 years
MyattsField pinot noir 2014 ($26)
Another of the wines these guys source from Manjimup and from the first sniff you just know that this move south for some varieties has been a good one. This is terrific. Sour cherry and plum on the nose with a little cedary damp earthy influence. The palate is medium bodied but with a precise lingering acidity sustaining the finish.
Really impressive wine that is both pretty and powerful.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 8 years
MyattsField shiraz mourvedre viognier 2014 ($26)
A seductive blend of three Rhone varieties with the aromatic lift of that apricot musky viognier quite evident.Soft and supple palate with fine tannins and wellweighted
oak. Plush mouthfeel with flavours of plum and earthy blackcurrant.
Lovely wine of balance.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 7 years
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