Superb Reviews for Millbrook in The WA Wine Guide 2022
Excellent results for Millbrook Winery in Ray Jordan’s The West Australian Wine Guide, with all six reviews achieving “faultless, excellent drinking” status (90 points or more).
Highlights include the 2020 Single Vineyard Chardonnay, ‘’one of the more complex chardonnays yet from Millbrook” (94 points) and the 2020 Estate Viognier (92 points), the region's cornerstone variety, described as expressing “jasmine and ginger with a typical orange blossom perfume”.
Ray Jordan captured the appeal of the Perth Hills region, Millbrook Winery’s home. “A peaceful semi-rural retreat for many, the Perth Hills is admired for its picturesque walking trails, city view and natural bushland, with an abundance of hidden gems ready and waiting to be uncovered.”
All the more reason to drop in for a wine tasting and lunch, we hope to see you at Millbrook Winery very soon. Read ahead for the full reviews.
One of the more complex chardonnays yet from Millbrook. So much happening. Aromas of gunsmoke, lemon curd and brioche, while the palate is a tightly coiled thing with deep, inner flavours of lime and pink grapefruit and a trace of tart quince paste. Very long and focused palate structure ad a powerful lingering finish.94 Points
A slightly less intense year than both 2018 and 2020, but instead you have a delightfully delicate and refined chardonnay displaying so much that's to like. Light roasted cashew and grapefruit with nectarine notes on the nose. The palate shows that slight struck-match complexity cutting through the fleshier nectarine and spicy peach. A lovely wine. 94 Points
Shows the greater restraint that has become the norm for this variety, resulting in friendlier wines that lose nothing in the essential varietal characters. Jasmine and ginger with a typical orange blossom perfume. The palate is tight and leaner, but there is a deep concentration of minerally stone fruit with a splash of citrus.92 Points
Highly floral perfume aromas lead into juicy, bright red berry-dominated palate. Lively and high energy with a spicy, dried herb lift carrying it through to a long finish. The palate is plush and supple with a rich, textured feel. Lip smacking finish. 91 Points
You want a ready-to-drink, thoroughly gluggable tempranillo? Well, here's your thing. Plush, generous and fruit-driven, displaying cherry and plum flavours and a dollop of chocolate richness. A little spicy influence and a dry, savoury, slightly dusty finish. Nice wine for the short term. 91 Points
A smooth and quite suave medium-bodied shiraz that captures so much of the '19 vintage to tell effect. It's only impacted by a dab of oak, so the fruit expresses all of its qualities with a meaty underlay and notes of spices, cracked black pepper and deeper tones of plum. 91 Points