This is an impressive example of barrel fermentation influence on this blend of white grapes. Minerally lemon-like lift on the nose comes from the French oak with the fruit beneath offering plenty of depth and fruit intensity. Now starting to move into a wonderful phase for drinking with some lovely developed characters emerging. Demonstrates that these wines should be left for a few years to get the best out of the fruit and the winemaking influence.
This has been an excellent variety for Streicker over the years. This is another of those wines that absolutely ticks all the boxes for drinkability and mouth feel, while also having a high level of sophistication. Creamy and nutty with impeccable preservation of the fruit. Long finish. Most enjoyable wine.
Beautiful example of Margaret River shiraz – or syrah – as it is called in this case. Spicy with slightly dusty loamy characters showing a true connection with the soils. So there is a sense of place here. Seamlessly structured palate that runs deep and long. This is a wine where you find something interesting every time you get into it.
Super cabernet here. Probably the best yet from Streicker. Classically defined with tight coiled structure f firm ripe tannins and some nice dusty savoury oak. Black fruit predominate with a little leafy black olive nuance. Slightly chewy with a very long finish supported by those grainy tannins. Excellent.
Delicate fragrant aromas of light white peach and cereal with a trace of nougat emerge on the nose. The palate is light and retains that delicacy of the straight chardonnay. Clean and crisp with a long precise focused finish. A neat and tidy example of a blanc de blancs style.
Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine cabernet sauvignon 2011 ($45)
Nice to be able to get a wine with just a bit more bottle age. This one is terrific. Aromas of tobacco leaf and black olive with deep blackcurrant fruitiness. The palate offers such a wealth of concentrated flavour held with firmish tannins and a liberal dose of oak. It all hangs together perfectly in a classic cabernet style.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years
Streicker sauvignon blanc semillon 2012 ($35)
This is an impressive example of barrel fermentation influence on this blend of white grapes. Minerally lemonlike lift on the nose comes from the French oak with the fruit beneath offering plenty of depth and fruit intensity. Demonstrates that these wines should be left for a few years to get the best out of the fruit and the winemaking influence.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 5 years
Streicker Bridgeland Block syrah 2012 ($43)
Another classy offering from this excellent vineyard. It’s called syrah but don’t confuse it with those underweight examples from some other regions. This is a powerhouse of rich deep concentrated flavour, but it still retains a silky smooth mouthfeel. Plenty of dark plum and spicy earthy nuances with a very long finish. A beauty.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 9 years
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