Outstanding Ray Jordan reviews
In his newly released The West Australian Wine Guide 2017, Ray Jordan awarded a number of excellent scores to a number of wines from Millbrook Winery.
Millbrook Estate Shiraz Viognier 2013
One of the very best of this combination of varieties I have tasted from any Australian producer. The feature is the balance between the plum fleshy Shiraz with just a dab of Viognier that complements rather than dominates as it can. Introduces a lovely aromatic perfume but allows the ripe Shiraz to carry the palate. Beautiful wine.
Millbrook Limited Release Chardonnay 2014
Gosh, this is an exceptional Chardonnay. It's sourced from the Smithbrook vineyard down at Pemberton. Wonderful aromas of nectarine, meal and stone fruit. It's a highly textural wine whit layers of flavour built with excellent fruit and quality oak, well managed. Creamy and deep with a very long, precise finish.
Millbrook Regional Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2015
The fruit for this substantial and juicy red blend comes from Geographe, which seems to suit this style of wine perfectly. Generous with savoury and slightly sinewy tannins. The oak has been well managed with only used puncheons so as not to intrude onto the essential fruit qualities.
Millbrook Estate Viognier 2016
Millbrook has been one of the few champions of this variety in Australian and consistently produces exceptional wines. This one shows a degree of restraint but there is still plenty happening in there. Stone fruit with ginger and apricot add a distinctive orange blossom. The palate is held with a minerally acidity and a dash of citrus that keeps it focused and long.
These scores are great!