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Paul Conti Wines

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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Paul Conti Tuart Block Chenin Blanc 2016 ($18)

The Conti chenin is always a crowd pleaser. Loads of punchy vibrant fruit on the nose and the palate. Captures the flavours beautifully with a natural acidity that sustains the finish and brings the whole palate to life. Little squeeze of lemon on the finish is the trick to this beaut little wine.

Score: 89/100     Cellar: 4 years

Paul Conti Chardonnay 2016 ($20)

A very young chardie at the tie of tasting yet it had come together beautifully. It’s had a wave of oak over it but in the main this is fruit driven with plenty of creamy melon and slightly edgy lemon zest to balance. Lovely lick of acid on the finish. Best in the short term.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 3 years

Paul Conti Roccella Grenache Shiraz 2014 ($18)

An attractive medium bodied blend of Grenache and shiraz. Supple fruit with fine grainy tannins support the smoothly textured fruit. Has a grainy gravelly feel in the mouth with a dry finish that makes the whole thing such a good wine for food.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 4 years

Paul Conti Mariginiup Shiraz 2013 ($28)

Comes from the ever-diminishing soils of a vineyard that is succumbing to the urban sprawl. But it won’t give up without a fight as this excellent deep and rich shiraz demonstrates. Lavish dark plum and licorice notes on the nose with a little chocolate and mocha influence. The palate is a powerful statement with firm minerally tannins and neatly weighted oak.

Score: 92/100    Cellar: 10 years

Paul Conti Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 ($22)

This is from Conti’s vines down at Margaret River. Given the quality of this fruit I have no doubt we’ll start to see some very good wines from this block. Love this one with its distinctly fruit drive composition. Juicy and ripe with loads of appeal. A little dollop of malbec appears to have added that lick of juiciness and floral character on the finish. I reckon it’s moved up a notch in the past year.

Score: 92/100    Cellar: 5 years

 

 

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Paul Conti chenin blanc 2015 ($18)

Loads of juicy tropical chenin blanc fruit in this totally fruit-driven, fresh young style. Citrusy notes on the nose with a trace of passionfruit. The palate is tight and crisp
with a distinct linear feel supporting the vibrant tropical fruit flavours. Worth keeping a little for a few years as the variety does age rather well.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 4 years

Paul Conti Margaret River chardonnay 2013 ($20)

This comes off Conti’s promising Margaret River vineyard. Plenty of stone fruit with peach dominance on the nose and a trace of creamy oak. The palate is tightly
wound through the middle with a powerful core of fruit and oak. Persistent and flavoursome. Better for a little more time in bottle.

SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 years

Paul Conti Mariginiup shiraz 2013 ($28)

Comes from the ever-diminishing soils of a vineyard that is succumbing to the urban sprawl. But it won’t give up without a fight as this excellent deep and rich shiraz
demonstrates. Lavish dark plum and licorice notes on the nose with a little chocolate and mocha influence. The palate is a powerful statement with firm minerally tannins and neatly weighted oak.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 10 years

Paul Conti Margaret River cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($20)

This is from Conti’s vines down at Margaret River. Given the quality of this fruit I have no doubt we’ll start to see some very good wines from this block. Love this one
with its distinctly fruit-driven composition. Juicy and ripe with loads of appeal. A little dollop of malbec appears to have added that lick of juiciness and floral character on
the finish.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 5 years

Paul Conti Pemberton pinot noir 2014 ($25)

This neat little pinot is sourced from Pemberton. Loaded with sour cherry and raspberry characters especially on the intense nose. There’s some nice spicy vanillin oak influence. The palate is medium bodied with good fruit and oak integration supported by supple tannins.

SCORE 88/100 CELLAR 4 years
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