Aylesbury Estate Waterfall Gully Merlot Ferguson Valley 2018

This merlot is from the Ferguson Valley, north of the Margaret River. It is a ripe and balanced expression of merlot, with aromatics of clove, smoke and eucalytpus. The palate reminds of red fruits and has a fresh tomato character. Ready to drink now, this is pleasant drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: 14.8%. Price: $23. Website:Continue reading “Aylesbury Estate Waterfall Gully Merlot Ferguson Valley 2018”

Bakkheia Different Drummer Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Bakkheia in Geographe have produced here a varietally correct and interesting sauvignon blanc.  It has typical grass and gooseberry characters on the nose.  A bit of interest has been added with some oak in the mix, and it has been handled very deftly if I may say so.  The palate is clean, fresh and wellContinue reading “Bakkheia Different Drummer Sauvignon Blanc 2013”

Bakkheia Tripartite 2013

The 2013 vintage of Bakkheia’s Tripartite is a blend of 40% grenache, 50% shiraz and 10% mourvedre.  In style, it’s like a journey to southern France; and a good journey at that.  With some depth of colour in the glass, the 2013 release is super aromatic and has notes of lavender, spice, plums and earth.Continue reading “Bakkheia Tripartite 2013”

Bakkheia United & Undaunted 2012

The 2011 vintage of this label from Bakkheia saw 100% mourvedre, whereas the 2012 reviewed here sees 60% mourvedre and 40% shiraz, and 16 months in old French oak.  The result is a good one.  A bright cherry in colour, the wine has aromatics of esters, savoury meats, plum, spice and with a bit ofContinue reading “Bakkheia United & Undaunted 2012”

Bakkheia Cabernet Merlot 2012

The 2012 vintage of Bakkheia’s cabernet merlot is a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot.  A medium intensity ruby in colour, it is lighter than a straight cabernet.  It has aromatics of spice, cedar, very bright red plums from what appeared to be some very tasty merlot grapes, and some bay leaf atContinue reading “Bakkheia Cabernet Merlot 2012”

Bakkheia Aequitas 2013

This is the second time I’ve looked at some wines from Bakkheia in Geographe in Western Australia, and again I have really quite liked what I have seen.  Small production, hand picking and planting altitude around 220m above sea level adds interest.  Their “Aequitas” is a blend of 90% tempranillo and 10% graciano, the latterContinue reading “Bakkheia Aequitas 2013”