Deep red/purple in colour, the 2016 Shiraz has quite a lifted, floral nose with red fruits, pepper and spice coming to the fore with some dense blackcurrant, and blackberry. The nose is quite primary and fresh. The palate has a thick core of red & dark berry fruits along with the usual (for this wine) briary, tarry characters and some spicy peppery complexity. The wine has good length with some lovely chewy tannin and a nice acid line (that enhances the length) and should help with longevity in bottle. As per the norm there is just a lick of quality sweet oak on the finish. Although this wine still shows some good concentration and is approachable in its youth, it does have some elegance about it and should age well.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Deep red/purple in colour, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is quite lifted & floral a varietal nose of cassis and blackcurrant with some dried leaf, tobacco and spicy oak. The palate is well structured, long and silky, with cassis and dark blackcurrant fruit with fine chalky tannin, good balancing acidity and length. This wine will definitely benefit from decanting in its youth.
The Terrier Shiraz Cabernet 2016
The 2016 Terrier is deep red/purple in colour, with lifted floral notes coming from the Cabernet Sauvignon along with the usual tarry, briary dark fruit characters and spice provided by the Shiraz. The palate is layered with dark fruits, savoury vanilla oak & a touch of spice, with fine tannin that sees the wine finish soft round, rich and silky with the Cabernet Sauvignon providing some backbone & length.
Deep red/purple in colour with a lifted berry/chocolate (think Turkish Delight) character on the nose along with the plum and dark fruit characters. The palate is typical for Malbec, soft and fleshy, with the plum and dark fruit characters present along with some spice and a hint of oak on the back palate. The tannins are plentiful but are ripe and chalky.
Dolcetto Rose 2017
This wine has a beautiful rose pink colour. Very lifted aromatics of rose oil, florals, hand crafted boiled lollies and strawberries and cream. The palate is textured and balanced between sweetness and acidity with the acid contributing to a nice clean finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This wine displays a lot of varietal Sauvignon Blanc characters of passionfruit and tropical fruit along with a nice hint of citrus in the background. The palate is fresh and balanced with some texture from short period of lees contact.
Pinot Gris 2017
This wine displays a lot of varietal Pinot Gris characters of pear, with some lifted floral aromatics compliment by some background spice and ginger with a hint of nutmeg, making it ideal for spicy Thai / Asian food. The palate is textured and balanced from lees contact but still holding good acidity to give a nice clean finish.