John Kosovich Wines

John Kosovich Wines

John Kosovich has a reputation for quality wines over a long period, unmatched by any other contemporary traditional Swan Valley maker. The wines have been consistent medal winners at national and local wine shows. One of the first Swan producers to achieve success with chardonnay. A property at Pemberton is contributing to the range. The fortifieds are simply stunning.

John Kosovich Pemberton Vineyard chardonnay 2015 ($35)

There is a beautiful simplicity about the winemaking at John Kosovich Wines and yet the wines themselves are anything but simple. This comes from the Pemberton vineyard. Strikes a great balance between the nutty stone fruit characters of the fruit and the well weighted French oak. Crisp and tightly framed with good depth of flavour.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 5 years

John Kosovich Rare muscat ($110/375ml)

Best of the West 2017 – Fortified
Thankfully I tasted this at the end of the day and needless to say I didn’t leave much in the bottle. Glorious statement of this famous Swan Valley style. Multi-layered complexity of toffee and luscious honey and raisins. There’s stone fruit vanilla bean and licorice swirling through the thick, unctuous palate. Has been freshened with some younger material to add some zip to the finish. Average age of the wine is 25 years with the base blend of vintages between 1974 and 1996. Quite simply outstanding.
SCORE 98/100 CELLAR Indefinitely

John Kosovich Reserve cabernet malbec 2014 ($40)

Balance and palate presentation are perennial features of Kosovich wines. They caress and persuade rather than knock you over and this marvellous blend of 85 per cent cabernet and 15 per cent of malbec is a perfect example. It’s more medium bodied with a floral opening on the nose and thoroughly deliciously engaging palate composition. Grainy fine tannins and excellent supplementary oak working perfectly with the fruit.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 years

OWNERS
Kosovich family
WINEMAKERS
Anthony Kosovich
ESTABLISHED
1922
VINEYARD LOCATION
Swan Valley and Pemberton
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, Verdelho, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Fortified

CELLAR DOOR
180 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$20 – 155
PHONE
9296 4356
EMAIL
westfield@westnet.com.au
WEBSITE
www.johnkosovichwines.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017