95 Points in Ray Jordan's Wine Review 2024
We are thrilled that a number of our wines have received some fantastic reviews in the Ray Jordan Wine Review 2024.
Ray Jordan is one of the most respected wine critics in Western Australia and his knowledge regarding Western Australian wine is second to none.
This really is an exceptional example of this most distinctive variety. Lifted florals on the nose with traces of apricot and ginger making quite a statement that this is Viognier. Love the hints of orange blossom and fresh cream on the palate. It's a wine of control and poise.
Come on guys, you have to love this wonderful blend of these three Rhone varieties sourced from Geographe. It's soft and supple but still with a chalky core of tannin and oak providing its poise and direction. It's really about the fruit with only a small amount of oak influence. Super wine for current drinking while all that vibrant youthful fruit is doing its thing.
The distinctive spicy influence of Viognier is clearly evident on the Shiraz. It's from the Millbrook property from vines that are now pretty old, so you get plenty of ripe and intense fruit flavours with the spicy aromatics of the Viognier adding lift to the violet plummy notes of the Shiraz. Chalky tannins and lightly infused oak add their final pieces to complete the picture.
2022 Millbrook Single Vineyard Chardonnay
Impressive Chardonnay sourced from the Geographe region. Beautiful opening with lemon scents and edgy grapefruit evident on the nose. The palate has achieved a high level of complexity with a flinty charry edge to the lime dominated citrus nuance. A tight minerally savoury finish completes a tidy wine.
If you're looking for a delicious and scrumptious red wine, then this Tempranillo hits the mark fair and square. Lifted floral notes of cherry and plummy raspberry. The palate is soft and warm with an almost cuddly feel. Sweet spicy plum fill the palate delivering to a pleasing long finish.
It makes a lot of sense that if you're going to make a Chenin Blanc you go to the Swan Valley. This warmer year produced Chenin of tremendous flavour and balance. This has it all, with a lemony citrus and red apple character, especially on the nose. A keen twist of lemon and lime adds to the clean finish.
2022 Millbrook Regional Viognier
No mistaking this is Viognier. It was sourced from Margaret River in this warmer year. Loaded with apricot and orange marmalade characters initially on the nose and then carried through into the palate. A little lift of warm ginger and subtle lemon pith contribute. It is less opulent style which I like.
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