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(2017) A little less fragrant, but a lovely solid and deliciously plummy and chocolate black fruit. A solid wine, but balanced.
(2017) Made in open fermenters and aged in French oak. A nice spiciness and Morello cherry, with a lovely smoky and pencil shaving quality, taut black fruit coming through. Lovely ripeness and creamy, juicy black fruit into an elegant and quite lifted perfume on the finish.
(2017) Really lifted perfume here, lots of florals and tobacco spices, a bold blackberry fruit but hints of juicy red berries too. Creamy and sweet on the palate, a real flood of sweet fruit and a certain fleshiness, a touch of coffee from quality oak adding more smooth tannin to the finish. Note stockist and price quoted at time of review is for the 2013 vintage.
(2017) A lovely perfume with touches of nuttiness and violet and cherry, and also a little bit of dried cherry or Chinese dried plum. Dry and savoury and with a lean stripe of tannin and acidity, quite grippy, but some of that floral charm stays to the finish.
(2017) Made from old bush vine, from once overgrown and abandoned vineyards as Grenache fell out of favour. Older French and American oak just adds a touch of spice and earthiness, but its all about buoyant fruit, grape spice and a long finish that stays juicy, taut and very moreish.
(2016) From a blend of all of the McLaren Vale vineyards used by Jauma, if the name conjures up delicacy and transparency, well that's not quite the case, but the wine, aged in neutral barrels, is a bright and more easily approachable in style, with a supple, velvet texture and big mouthful of crushed berries and fine herbs, the talcumy tannins adding to the seduction.
(2016) Named after James Erskine's dad - Grandpa Antony to James' kids - this is sourced from very old vines in McLaren Vale, and is a supple, creamy Grenache, with great fruit intensity, but there is lift, perfume and layered aroma and flavour too, a little kirsch, smokiness and crisp bacon fat, and a good supporting structure that suggest it will age. Grown organically and made with zero added sulphur I believe.
(2016) Another wine that straddles somewhere between rosé and red, made from a field blend of several varieties including Pinot Noir, Grenache, Gerwurtztraminer and Chardonnay. It's a fun wine, but not frivolous, with a texutural weight and complex aromas and flavours with more spice, earthiness and a touch of gamy depth that you may not have presumed from the blend.
(2016) 100% Blewitt Springs Grenache from McLaren Vale, whole bunch-pressed and matured in 100% neutral French puncheons. So much sweet fruit with pretty floral and bright cherry fruit, then a big core of grippy tannin to offset that on the palate. Deliciously juicy and balanced.
(2016) A fine, upfront Pinot from the Adelaide Hills, Riposte is the label of Tim Knappstein, ex- of his eponymous label Tim Knappstein of the Clare Valley, but now forging his own way in the Adelaide Hills. Tim uses a signigicant proportion of whole berries in his fermentation for this wine giving the fruit brightness of carbonic maceration, with very little oak. It has fabulous aromatics, cherry and kirsch, and buoyant, fresh black berries, briar and spicy truffles. Joyous fruit ripeness and sweetness on the palate, it is super sweet and buoyant, but framed by its acidity and a fine, gentle tannin to support.
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