Wills Domain Mystic Spring Shiraz 2018

This is a very approachable and attractive expression of Margaret River shiraz. Its overt aromas of spice and blueberry are complemented by a full bodied palate with good length on the finish. Ready to drink now and over the next 4 to 5 years. Rating: Good to Very Good. Abv: 14%. Price: NA. Website: http://willsdomain.com.au.Continue reading “Wills Domain Mystic Spring Shiraz 2018”

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Wine Review

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 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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”

Wills Domain Mystic Spring Rosé 2019

Very pale in colour, this rosĂ© 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 RosĂ© 2019”

Wills Domain CuvĂ©e d’Elevage RosĂ© NV

This artistically labelled wine from Wills Domain in the Margaret River is a sparkling rosĂ© 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 CuvĂ©e d’Elevage RosĂ© NV”

Wills Domain CuvĂ©e d’Elevage Blanc de Blanc 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 CuvĂ©e d’Elevage Blanc de Blanc NV”