Oak’s almond and baked bread bouquet sneak in, almost undetected. These cooler fruit flavours carry over, adding the cleansing acidity so suited to the palate’s otherwise more giving stone fruit flavours of peach and apricot; other fruits ping, too: mandarin, melon and rockmelon. The oak regime adds just a hint of creaminess, but a mere knife-point in terms of measurement and weight. The texture is welcoming and appealing, balanced in a cautionary way by the stoic acidity.
White-gold and bright; clear and welcoming. Fruit aromatics of nectarine and apricot kernels and skin. Minerals, mandarin peel, frangipani and fresh lychee straight from the tree; ditto green apples yet to fall from the branch. A swirling perfume that is both enticing yet austere. A front palate of mineral water and freshly fallen rain. The subsequent fruit intensity stretches out an already long palate, with flavours of stone fruit and apple etched by a line of clean and fresh acidity. There’s more mineral and rain water in the finish, where there’s a textural element that provides some breadth, giving dimension to the otherwise acid linearity.
A fruit infused sake made from one year old Junmai Sake and Yuzu Juice from Wakayama - the juice is produced using the entire fruit to allow for a sweet, sour & bitter flavour.
A pinot noir that is distinctly Yarra Valley - complex with earthy and gamey textures and flavours.
Everything you want from a great Australian Chardonnay - yellow peach and nectarice and subtle oak with a fresh finish. A wine for lovers of the classical style Chardonnay made properly.
Helen's Hill Estate 'The Smuggler' Reserve Pinot Noir is made entirely from Abel clone - incredible structure, silky tanning and intensity on a long pallet.
Pommard Clone - dark cherry and bramble fruits are complimented with spice and ample structure.
New single clone, single vineyard - details to come!
Brick red with ruby hues.
Sweet, fragrant aromas of cherry stone, persimmon skin and rosehip supported by savoury notes of crushed graphite, dried sage and thyme.
The delicate palate is restrained and tightly wound, with concentrated berry skin and red cherry flavours, vibrant acidity that builds complex intensity on the finish and fine, savoury tannins that provide focus and length.
Rich, supple and complex palate of dark forest berries, dark chocolate, cooking spices and liquorice, interlaced with fresh acidity and a long, savoury finish of fine-grained tannins.
Plush, deep, complex and powerful, with a core of supple blackberry and blueberry fruit laden with spice and pepper, and beautifully balanced by fine acidity resolving into a long and elegant finish of rolling, velvety tannins.
A rich, plush and beautifully integrated palate offers layers of spicy dark fruits, pepper, sage, musk and clove, balanced by bright acidity, excellent depth and long and elegant fine, velvety tannins.
Concentrated, plush and textural, with raspberry and boysenberry interwoven with violets, white pepper and olive tapenade, showing excellent depth and beautifully balance