RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016
Truffle Hill merlot 2014 ($26)
If you want to get your teeth into a pretty smart merlot then this one might be just the ticket. Gravelly loam fruitcake combo on the nose is striking and appealing. The fleshy fruity palate offers a complexity of flavours that carry through to a sustained finish. Oak is slightly toasty and complements things neatly. Yah, it’s a neat little wine.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 5 years
Truffle Hill chardonnay 2014 ($30)
A lighter-bodied chardonnay but one revealing some rather appealing deep qualities. Nectarine and stone fruit aromas merged with a little toasty oak and smoky grapefruit. Has a distinct, vibrant, juicy melon character on the palate with a good oak and fruit balance. Crunchy acid to finish.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 years
Truffle Hill Cane Cut Riesling 2014 ($35)
Lovely dessert-style wine made from cutting the fruiting cane and letting the fruit hang on the vine. It works so well. Orange and lemon sherbet characters with a little limey influence. Sweet but with a lively zingy acid to provide a clean fresh finish.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years
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