Old Kent River

Old Kent River

Mark and Debbie Noack seek distinctive styles – a fresh crisp Kiwi-style sauvignon blanc, a chablis-style chardonnay, a Rhone-style shiraz and a rich pinot with plenty of staying power. The reserve pinots show the power and intensity that pinot can achieve in this area. Shiraz too has been successful with the typical cool-climate black pepper quite dominant.

OWNERS
Mark and Debbie Noack
WINEMAKERS
Coby Ladwig and Michael Staniford
ESTABLISHED
1985
VINEYARD LOCATION
Frankland River
ANNUAL CRUSH
15 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir

CELLAR DOORS
4341 South Coast Highway, Kent Road, Denmark
OPEN
Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm; Extended trading hours during summer
WINE PRICES
$20 – 60
PHONE
9840 8136
EMAIL
info@oldkentriverwines.com.au
WEBSITE
www.oldkentriverwines.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Mail Order, Online

Old Kent River Diamondtina 2006 ($50)

This blend of pinot noir and chardonnay has spent eight years on yeast lees. It’s starting to develop some really attractive and complex yeasty autolysis characters on the nose and the palate. Biscuity and slightly meaty with consistent and even palate that carries to a long finish. Impressive wine.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years

Old Kent River chardonnay 2014 ($29)

This is a lighter style of chardonnay but one with plenty of deep complexity and intensity on the palate. It’s been barrel fermented with a further 10 months on lees to pick up that rich deep palate complexity. Roasted cashew and brioche with a little butterscotch. Nice wine
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 5 years

Old Kent River pinot noir 2014 ($35)

Really attractive aroma of cherry and light raspberry with a cedary forest floor complexity working. The palate is medium bodied but it has excellent firm structure supporting the fruit. Sinewy tannins and cedar oak sit harmoniously with the fruit. The firm palate should develop well with medium-term cellaring.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 6 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017