Vintage | Cool, slow ripening, picked late March to early April.
Vineyard | Cool climate, high altitude vineyards of Orange, NSW.
Bouquet | Ripe plum and vanilla aromas.
Palate | Fine and structured with cardamom spice from oak maturation.
Alcohol | 13.2%
Cellaring | 7+ years, keep away from strong light, at a cool, constant temperature <15°.
Winemaking | 80% grapes cold soaked for a week, with a combination of new and old French oak for 12 months.
Gold Medal & 95 Points Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2018 Gold Medal New South Wales Wine Awards 2018 Silver Medal & 91 Points Australian Highlands Wine Show 2018 Silver Medal & 90 Points Cowra Wine Show 2018 Silver Medal Orange Wine Show 2018 Silver Medal Rutherglen Wine Show 2018 Bronze Medal & 85 Points Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018 Bronze Medal Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
While not the usual variety for dessert style wines, this Chardonnay is an unexpected pleasure, which will age beautifully. Fresh and bright, with pear and melon characters.
2011 Reserve Orange Cabernet Sauvignon
Cool climate aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Mark's private cellar. Rich cassis and spicy plum with herbaceous undertones. Some savoury richness with cedary French oak and firm tannins. Pure varietal Cabernet with a perfect fruit/oak balance. Classic aged Cabernet that is drinking well now or will benefit from further cellaring for 1 3 years.
Extremely limited stock available.
93 Points James Halliday
Fragrant Christmas pudding aromas with flavours of toffee, nuts, orange peel, caramel and raisin that linger. Try on its own, with blue cheese, or over your favourite dessert.