A classy modern chardonnay displaying a tight and elegant structure. Nectarine and light melon characters with a little brioche and lightly roasted cashew influence. The palate is beautifully integrated with a precise long finish.
Perfumed aromatics on the nose are distinctly cabernet franc. There is a lot more middle palate substance in here than you might expect with cab franc. Yet there is still that linear elegance and refinement that is expected. Sweet fruit, powdery tannins and gentle oak persuasion.
A stylish and expressive cabernet loaded with juicy ripe fruit that gradually releases as it breathes. When it does other things emerge showing a meaty blackcurrant character with leafy black olive and subtle cigar box. IT is so complex. The textural side is superb. Smooth and seamless with integrated weave of supple tannins and fine grained oak.
Earthy shiraz from deep in the heart of Margaret River. There’s a loamy gravelly character that merges with the spicy fruit on the nose. On the palate its neatly woven together with grainy tannins and lovely oak playing apart. Very nice wine that expresses the savoury characters of the region.
This is a small production wine that is the cream of the crop for Cape Grace and introduced to the portfolio a couple of years ago. This is another very good wine. Deep and concentrated black fruits on the nosed with a perfumed lift creating a beautiful opening. Powdery tannins work into the intense fruit to drive and support through to the long finish. IT has the power but it also has the style and graceful lines.
Cape Grace shiraz 2013 ($30)
A silky smooth medium-bodied shiraz. Loads of savoury and slightly earthy characters on the nose with a background of plummy coffee grinds appealing. The
palate is seamlessly structured with fine tannins and oak. Presents with an effortless length. Will evolve nicely over the next few years.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years
Cape Grace chardonnay 2014 ($38)
One of the best chardonnays from Cape Grace. Has received the full treatment in the winery with wild fermentation and 10 months on yeast lees to build texture and complexity. The palate is dry and savoury with a flinty minerality. Impressively sophisticated chardonnay with much appeal.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 5 years
Cape Grace cabernet shiraz 2013 ($25)
A well-presented blend of cabernet and shiraz which shows how well these two varieties knit together. Plummy fruit with some earthy savoury characters
against deeper blackcurrant fruit. The oak is well weighted allowing the palate to reach perfect harmony with the fruit. Sweet middle and a dry savoury finish.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years
Cape Grace cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($55)
An excellent single vineyard cabernet that’s been given careful hands winery treatment to capture the essence of the variety and region to perfection. So soft and
supple through the middle palate with lots of sweet black fruits evident. Yet there is ample structure and core strength to support extended cellaring. Focused and precise through to a very long finish with great oak and tannin management.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years
Cape Grace Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($85)
A beautifully stylish and perfectly poised cabernet sauvignon from a single vineyard at Cape Grace. Just gorgeous perfumed aromas of leafy black fruits and cedary oak.
The palate has been brilliantly created with great fruit concentration supported by such fine oak and precise slightly chalky tannins. Impeccable balance carries this to a very long
finish. Brilliant. The best wine yet from Cape Grace.
SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 15 years
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