(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 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) 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.
(2017) From an elevated ridge above the Tamar River. A bit of complex flinty character here, a nicely stony character. The palate has lost of juiciness and a big thrust of juicy sour lemon, long and tapering.
(2017) I like the tropical fruitiness that has hints of nettle and flint too, the palate cool, but has some honey and toast, and a lime butter hint of richness. The acid pulls this through very nicely, orangy and even a touch peachy in this 14-year-old wine.