Forest Hill Wines

Forest Hill Wines

Forest Hill is a family-owned vineyard and winery established in 1965 – the first of the modern era in WA. The vineyard is 20km west of Mount Barker in the Forest Hill district. All vineyards are dry-grown, cane-pruned and mostly hand-harvested. The vineyard is largely organically farmed.

OWNERS
Tim Lyons
ESTABLISHED
1965
VINEYARD LOCATION
Mount Barker
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Riesling, Gewurztraminer

CELLAR DOORS
Corner of South West Highway and Myers Road, Denmark
OPEN
Thursday – Sunday, 10.30am – 4pm
PHONE
9848 2399
EMAIL
info@foresthillwines.com.au
WEBSITE
www.foresthillwines.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Forest Hill Vineyard Block 1 Riesling 2014 ($38)

This is a cracking good Riesling – as good as any released under this label. Opens with talcy bath salts and spicy lemon blossom characters on the nose. The palate is so intense and loaded with fruit that is held with a remarkable precision and control. There is tension and energy in here that releases through to a long finish. Watch this change over the years.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 15 years

Forest Hill Vineyard Block 9 shiraz 2013 ($60)

There is such a distinctive peppery spiciness on the nose here. It’s a bit of a departure from previous shiraz with a palate that is slightly less robust. But there’s plenty of deep fruit concentration. Gravelly, loamy characters on the palate seem to be drawn directly from the vineyard. This is a wine that shows place and regionality.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 years

Forest Hill Vineyard Block 5 cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($60)

Very pure expression of cabernet here. Blackcurrant aromas with a little fruitcake character. The palate is generous and lavish with plush tannins and neat oak supporting the fruit. Like the Block 9 shiraz, this too is less robust but still packs plenty to its sustained finish. Rich and textured.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017