(2017) Has a creaminess and nutty apple character, a little floral lift, a touch of wax. Really nice texture and waxiness, some sweetness but finishes pretty dry, with a lemony fruit quality, but a lovely balance to this.
(2017) 600 cases produced. Not the most aromatic wine, the palate dry and sherbetty, a cool apple and fresh zesty citrus flavour, lime, but sharply focused, a little spice into the finish. Delicate and actually rather delicious and dry in the finish.
(2017) Flinty, sulphide note, gives an Epsom salty edge, broadening to a ripe fruitiness. Pleasing palate, just a hint of sugar to soften the picture with quite sweet, peachy fruit moving into a pithy grapefruit finish. Price and stockist quoted at time of review is for the 2015 vintage.
(2017) From the warmer east coast. Nice waxy and herbal quality, a touch tanky and pear-droppy from fermentation at this stage which makes it more difficult to really assess. A dry, citrus pithy quality, a touch of mineral salts, very tangy and may well be worth a higher score.
(2017) From the southern Derwent Valley, inland north of Hobart and vineyards at altitude. A refined mineral quality, some talcum notes, tight and elegantly aromatic, with a pithy quality to the fruit, and a juiciness of citrus pulp. Long and tight, a real tight apple finish.
(2017) From right down on south coast east of Hobart. Quite closed, a touch herbal, but a lovely juiciness and chalkiness to the acidity, with a sour lemon thrust. Please note price and stockist quoted at time of review are for the 2015 vintage.
(2017) This has a touch of honey too, but mostly sherbetty and bright with that waxiness. A big, dry, uncompromising palate, with streaking acidity, chalky and citrussy, that pushes through beautifully: not aggressive, but very firm. Note: stockist and price are for the 2015 vintage at time of review.
(2017) Named after the village Josef grew up in, top of the range made from eight rows of their best block in certain years. Delightful, light honey but also a bit of skinny grip, and attractive beeswax and florals. In the mouth a delicious dry apple core and wax, but the long, focused salt and gently smoky minerals joins the citrus and merest hint of sweetness in the finish.