The devil (or at least the incredible flavour) really is in the detail with this wine. Hand picking, minimal intervention, natural fermentation in oak barrels and naturation on the lees keep the grapefruit and floral citrus nose while giving the wine a bit more to shout about on the beautifully rounded palate. With 96 points from James Halliday this is a go to wine for purity, minerality and most importantly quality!
This wine manages to ooze with rich, hedonistic luxury at the same time as delivering racy, citrus acidity. Warm, savoury aromas. Ground black pepper, blood orange and crystallised rose petal. Horse sweat on leather hints at some lingering (but not unattractive) reductive character - present but softened. Vibrant, juicy red cherry and cranberry core. High-toned, fine-tuned. Crunchy sweet blueberry overlays broody notes of black cherry, liquorice, freshly ground coffee and cloves. That sublime earthy mushroom quality of Pinot Noir comes through after some time in the glass. Manages to be classic yet entirely New World all at once - forges its own, unique identity.
It isn't often that you get wines that are such a labour of love for such an affordable price. The grapes are handpicked and each parcel is dealt with seperately ensuring that you get the best possible flavour. The wines have a delicious, concentrated fruit character with oodles of cherry and a moorish spice with a hint of the spicy oak that it is matured in.
Very fine pure nose and palate. One of the finest Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs to date. Very much in the cool climate style, showing finesse and elegance, but plenty of lovely, fine Pinot character.
Another stunning wine from the seemingly unstoppable Tom Carson, rightfully sweeping up awards such as the Best Pinot Noir Trophy at the Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015. It has lots of zippy, tangy, juicy raspberry flavours backed up by a savoury meaty undertone. Drinking well now but leave it a little longer if you want a bit more of those leafy, mushroomy characters famous from Pinot Noir.
Here at Swig we absolutely adore being a bit silly and having some fun but occassionaly even we acknowledge that being grown up is necessary and this is one grown up, elegant and sophisticated wine! It has delicate floral top notes which are in perfect harmony with the spicy rich fruity character of Shiraz. An excuse to put on your favourite classical composer and indulge as only the most refined do.