The 2017 Sweetwater Estate Cabernet blocks were picked on the 18th and 27th February. The warm dry 2017 vintage resulted in beautifully ripe and pristine fruit. Deep red with blackberry, sage and cassis aromas and a fleshy palate with fine grained tannins.
Hungerford Hill Liqueur Tawny is made from very ripe red grapes and carefully selected brandy spirit. It has matured in small oak barrels in our cellar to develop the characteristic ‘rancio’ character of aged Tawny, with a complex, luscious palate and intense fruitcake flavour.
The palate is in the Hunter Valley medium bodied style and does not disappoint with lashings of juicy cherry fruit integrated with fine tannins throughout the palate and a fresh lingering acidity. The wine is combination of flavour, softness and lightness.
The 2018 vintage was warm and dry in the lower Hunter Valley, resulting in beautifully ripe Semillon with fragrant lemon and lime fruit and crisp natural acidity. Being preservative free this wine is best enjoyed as a young wine, it is not suitable for cellaring.
Sweetwater Estate Hunter Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Bright medium straw in colour. Classic regional lime juice aromas with lemon and fragrant jasmine. The palate, being spicy and flavoursome balances its exceptional body and weight with a rich and complex long line of acid.
Pinot Noir from the cool climate of Tumbarumba is fragrant with red cherries and spice, blended with the ripe blackberry and plum fruit of Hunter Valley Shiraz. The resultant wine is a seamless blend of the two varieties which has both character and elegance.
Picked at night and gently pressed to maintain it’s freshness and natural acidity. Exhibiting a fragrance of green apple, unripe melon and honeysuckle and fresh bread. Delicate palate with a clean crisp finish.
Deep purple red with a nose of chocolate, earthy spice and blood plum, this follows with an incredibly smooth creamy palate with blackberry and plum fruit and dense supple tannins and a long fruit dominated finish.
“Medium to deep red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet shows some graphite, coal-dust and char-oak, while the palate is rich and soft, the flavour deliciously detailed and long-lasting, with superb harmony and seamlessness. A stunning shiraz that drinks wonderfully well now but has plenty up its sleeve. Wow!” – Huon Hooke
2019 Gourmet Traveller WINE Hunter Valley Shiraz Awards 94 points 2018 Australian Single Vineyard Wine Show GOLD + TROPHY 2018 Hunter Valley Wine Show GOLD 2018 NSW Wine Awards GOLD
Dalwood Estate Semillon grows in sandy loam soil on the south bank of the Hunter River. The 2019 vintage was warm, dry and low yielding. The fruit was hand picked in mid January and is fragrant with lemongrass aromas and a pure and elegant palate.
Dalwood Estate Chardonnay grows in sandy loam soil on the south bank of the Hunter River. The 2019 vintage was warm and dry. The fruit was hand picked in early February and is exotic with ripe flavours of peach and melon, and a creamy palate with well integrated oak.
Dalwood Estate Shiraz is from the rich red soils of the Hunter Valley. The 2017 vintage was warm and dry with low yielding and concentrated fruit picked in early February. Deeply coloured with red fruits and spice followed by a seamless palate with well integrated oak.
Vermentino hails from Italy’s Liguria region and the Mediterranean Islands of Sardinia and Corsica. Vermentino thrives in the warm climate of the Lower Hunter Valley with its thick skins and vibrant acidity. The wines are light to medium bodied with a textured palate. Produced from the St. Vernay Vineyard below the Hungerford Hill Cellar Door, it was handpicked and ‘wild’ fermented with natural yeast in older barriques; adding fabulous texture and weight to the quince and lime aromas.
Bright mid gold with green hues, the lifted bouquet displays rich dried apricots with a lime marmalade character. A luscious and rich palate shows beautifully integrated toasty oak with lemon citrus acidity to balance the richness and finish clean.