SV Chardonnay Hunter Valley (RRP $40)Regular price $40.00 Sale price $28.00
Hungerford Hill Single Dalwood Vineyard Chardonnay grows in sandy loam soil on the south bank of the Hunter River. The 2020 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.
Single Vineyard Semillon HV (RRP $55)Regular price $55.00 Sale price $38.50
Grown along the banks of the Hunter River this Semillon hails from the oldest continually operating vineyard in Australia, Dalwood. First planted by George Wyndham in 1828 this vineyard is a piece of living history that continues in this wine.
Block 7b Semillon grows in alluvial sandy loam on the southern bank of the Hunter River. 2017 was a cool and ideal vintage across the Hunter Valley. Mellow and soft lemon flavours and subtle melon fruits follow on to a broadening palate. It is coming out of it's adolescence and while it still can age for many years to come it makes for a delightful drop right now..
94 points from The Real Review
92 points from The Wine Front
Single Vineyard Malbec 2022 (RRP $50)Regular price $35.00
Appearance: The wine has a deep, intense colour with vibrant ruby to purple hues. This richness in colour is often a hallmark of Malbec wines.
Aroma: On the nose, you find a delightful bouquet of dark fruit aromas such as blackberry, plum, and black cherry. There is also be hints of floral notes, such as violets, as well as subtle spice undertones like black pepper or a touch of vanilla from oak aging.
Taste: When tasting the wine, you experience a medium to full-bodied palate, with a smooth and velvety texture. The prominent flavours revolve around the dark fruits mentioned earlier, accompanied by a mix of blueberry and mulberry notes. There are some oak-driven flavours, such as cedar or toasty elements.
Tannins: This wine has moderate to firm tannins, which can add structure and complexity to the wine. In a 2022 Hilltops Malbec, the tannins are be well-integrated, providing a balanced mouthfeel.
Acidity: Given the Hilltops region's cooler climate, the wine displays a refreshing acidity that contributes to its overall brightness and age-worthiness.
Finish: The finish is satisfyingly long, with the fruit and spice notes lingering on the palate.
Overall, a 2022 Malbec from the Hilltops region of Australia is a flavourful and expressive wine, reflecting the unique terroir and climate of the area. It should be enjoyed in its youth, but with its structural components and quality, it has the potential to age gracefully over several years.
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