RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016
Windows Estate sauvignon blanc 2015 ($23)
Pungent and intense aromas of this classically framed sauvignon blanc. Loads of tropical fruit characters with a decent splash of lively lemon juice. The palate has a subtle textural feel to it with masses of tropical and ever so slightly grassy flavours. Bright and breezy.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 3 years
Windows Estate semillon sauvignon blanc 2015 ($26)
This is a most impressive blended white that uses a reasonable amount of barrel fermentation in French oak to introduce some complex lemon scented character to a really lively and intense mix of these white varieties. It has a juicy mouthfeel with that layer of oak perfectly tuned in. Crunchy herbal and juicy acidity on the finish.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 5 years
Windows Estate chardonnay 2014 ($39)
A chardonnay of impressive sophistication. The aromas show an appealing mix of toasty oak, grapefruit and minerally white peach. The palate is superbly crafted with a controlling edge of oak, fine minerally acidity and juicy intense fruit. Shows the continue evolution of this excellent small producer.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 7 years
Windows Estate Basket Pressed cabernet merlot 2012 ($32)
A most elegant and stylish expression of this Margaret River staple. Minty red berry with a little cranberry edginess on the nose. The cedary oak is subtle. The palate is medium to full bodied with a fine dusty oak and chalky acid adding to the slightly grainy tannins. Sweet juicy fruit is held and controlled through to a long finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 8 years
Windows Estate Basket Pressed cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($35)
A medium to full-bodied straight cabernet which expresses this slightly more northern part of Margaret River beautifully. Black olive and sweet blackcurrant fruit aromas with a light touch of tobacco leaf and cedar. The palate is quite tight with dusty oak, sinewy tannins and a chalky acidity all contributing to a focused and long finish.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 10 years
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