Colour – deep red/brick/crimson. Nose – soft, spicy, blackcurrant and plum. Palate – medium to full bodied, silky with blackcurrant and grippy tannins still present. A longish finish with some cassis, plum and spice.
Tasted with friends Alana and Tony, who had faithfully hung on to this since a trip we did together to Margaret River years ago. Colour – very dark red with touch of brick, impenetrable, legs that Cyd Cherise would be proud of. Nose – masses of rich dark fruit, dark chocolate, white pepper spice, almost […]
Last blog on this wine was from a tasting in 2009, so it will be interesting to see how it looks in October 2014. The wine is a blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 18% merlot, 14% malbec and alcohol level is 14.2% . The wine is matured in French oak for 18 months; 32% new, […]
These have been hiding in the Cabernet section of the cellar for a few years now, so an excuse had to be found to try one, and so it was; we were still breathing, and thirst was approaching.I bought these years ago after the following review by James Halliday. This wine went from unknown to […]
I tried one of these last month but took no notes; it was a special dinner with my son and our daughter-in-law. We all went ooh! aahh! and it was gone in a flash. All I can say here is that it is a glorious wine, and I have some more in the cellar that are […]
Huon Hooke’s SMH wine of the week is this wine from the fabulous 2010 vintage, Huon writes: ‘Silverwood Estate is a tiny three hectare vineyard run by the Dennis family, with just three grape varieties, the others being chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. This pinot noir is medium-light red with purple tints. Some meaty reductive aromas […]
I have been collecting these for nearly 10 years and I have just tasted what I think may be the finest one they have made. But what is it that makes this so? One man’s passion is another mans poison – did I just make that up? Anyway we need to talk about the wine. […]
The wine of the week in today’s SMH Good Living section is the 2009 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay from Margaret River. Huon Hooke writes: Playing second-fiddle to the most famous chardonnay in the land hasn’t always been easy but the Prelude has improved enormously in recent vintages. With the ’09, it’s breathing down the […]