This wine review is of Moss Wood’s 2017 cabernet sauvignon. It is an outstanding wine and, in 2017, a blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc. Its aroma is an appealing expression of blackcurrant and (expensive) cedar. On aroma I would have anticipated a higher portion of new oak, perhapsContinue reading “Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Wine Review”
Devil’s Lair is a brand owned by Treasury Wine Estates and this is the 2014 vintage of their cabernet sauvignon from the Margaret River. It opens to aromatics of clove and eucalyptus, the latter a character that I notice in a lot of Margaret River cabernets. The palate is dry and somewhat stern in bearing,Continue reading “Devil’s Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014”
Very pale in colour, this rosé from Wills Domain in the Margaret River is a blend of 85% shiraz and 15% sauvignon blanc. In the glass, it has a fruity aroma of ripe red strawberries. The palate has a soft body but firm acidity. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Abv: 12.6%. Price: NA. Website:Continue reading “Wills Domain Mystic Spring Rosé 2019”
This artistically labelled wine from Wills Domain in the Margaret River is a sparkling rosé made from 100% merlot. Pale in colour, it has aromas of red fruit and toast. The palate is dry and pleasant and has a delicate mousse. A well made wine that is ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Abv: 12%.Continue reading “Wills Domain Cuvée d’Elevage Rosé NV”
This is a good sparkling wine from Wills Domain. However perhaps its most surprising feature is that it is made from 100% scheurebe. Scheurebe is an early twentieth century German cross of riesling and “bukettrebe”, and well regarded as such, but finds its home mostly in Germany and Austria. Apparently some has found its wayContinue reading “Wills Domain Cuvée d’Elevage Blanc de Blanc NV”
This is a fresh summer rosé from Calneggia Family Vineyards in the Margaret River. A blend of shiraz and cabernet (62/38), it opens to aromas of spice and vanilla bean. The palate is dry, medium bodied and the spice character carries through. Rating: Good. Abv: 13%. Price: $25. Source: Sample.