A medium to full-bodied shiraz with a complexity that'll reward some time in the cellar. There's cherry, hazelnut and plum on the nose, with a savoury and mineral edge to the palate as well as dark forest fruits, bitter chocolate and leather. Oak lends a softness and smokiness, rounding off a fantastic wine with a lovely, velvety mouthfeel.
93 Points, James Suckling, June 2021: "Very attractive red berries and cherries here with some earth and chocolate too. The palate has a smooth feel with plush, gently grainy tannins carrying long. Approachable."
90 Points, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020.
2016 Leask Shiraz:
James Halliday, Wine Companion, August 2018, 94 points. "This must have come from a very special site, with no frills vinification. It is medium to full-bodied, with exceptional mouthfeel, velvety but not the least heavy, the role of oak limited. It all works well. 26 years old vines, hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in used French puncheons for 18 months."
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This bright rosé is brimming with summer berries and red fruits. Made in a dry, Italian style, it has plenty of crunch and a light juiciness that lingers on the finish. Drink it now with prawns or a healthy dose of vitamin D.
Reviews of 2020 Rosé: The Wine Front, Mike Bennie, 95 points
"Something different, something good. Pale orange, barely pink colour. Rose gold maybe. Chewy texture, bright cherry pip flavours, some salty-nutty savouriness, good length, good sense of vibrancy, mouth-watering finish. This does a lot. Really good drinking. Really."
Reviews of 2019 Rosé: 2019 Drink Easy Competition: Best Rosé
"Well-structured dry rosé with scents of fresh strawberries, raspberries, red currants and cherries, a mix of redness wedded to rose petal and some light vermouth-botanical notes. Texture and finish is dry, though there is a light juiciness somewhere in there too. Lovely stuff."
Reviews of 2018 Rosé: 89 points, James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion
"Unusual Rose with strawberry, candied citrus and Turkish delight flavours/aromas lighting up the glass. There's some sweetness to the palate but the finish reasserts some kind of dry order. Best served well chilled but given that it has carefree days written all over it."
Reviews of 2017 Rose: Adelaide Review, Hot 100 Wines 2017/2018, https://www.adelaidereview.com.au/tag/hot-100-wines-2017-18/
"Exciting stuff: fleshy Rose with white peach, loads of texture, bold yet elegant and so very tempting."
Reviews of 2016 Rosato: Andrew Graham. www.ozwinereview.com. September 2016. 91 Points
"Immediately there is Muscat juiciness bursting out with lychee fruit goodness. Love that smell. Given the grapiness, it’s a surprise really that this isn’t sweet. Intrigue. Long, and open palate has very gentle acidity and a light finish. It’s not profound, but it’s not meant to be either. Captures the Muscat fruit perfectly. This will be a massive hit."
Stuart Robinson. www.thevinsomniac.com. July 2016. 92 points "Delightfully pale onion skin in colour, musk and Turkish delight waft out. Cool, crisp, before the tropical fruits come on: passionfruit mainly - but there's also this fine, powdery texture that gently coats the cheeks. Latterly a touch of citrus rind comes on, immediately freshens the palate and gives a secondary wave of flavour that delivers length. Clever."
James Halliday, 01 August 2018, www.winecompanion.com.au "Ultra pale pink; you might think this was part of whole grenache given its Turkish delight nuances, and be further confused by the palate which is part sweet and part dry - given its muscat rouge component it may be as much fruit as residual sugar. A fun wine, take it anywhere you please." 89 points
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