Brokenwood ILR Semillon 2002 – I can’t say I am a massive fan of the ILR – Massive bottle variation is the culprit.
I’ll take a Vat 1 or Lovedale every time thanks. This follows suit, but it could just be in a funny stage. On the nose there is a hint of toast, lemon and Golden Delicious apple. On the palate there is more citrus & apple with a bit of toffee thrown in. The acid backbone is very promising though – real structure here. Leave it alone.
The Black Chook MVR 2007 Incredibly ripe, sweet & fruity, its a bit like fruit juice really, but not without charm. A crowd pleaser.
The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2007 Waaayyy too sweet. Overplayed Viognier dominates. Its undeniably a crowd pleaser, but its not for me.
Riddoch Coonawarra Cabernet 2004 Not to be confused, this is a second label of Katnook I believe. Green on the nose, but not on the palate, which instead was just shot with holes. No
Three Hills Chardonnay 2006 This is out of the Happs winery, who are probably better known for their Preservative Free Wines than anything else. This however was stunning – a product of the fabulous 06 vintage (for whites), this was the epitome of young MR Chard – Melon & grapefruit, with a veneer of oak, but a core of structured fruit & long acidity. Stylish stuff, even some ABC types on our table where hooking into this.