The Chronicle

FRESH TAKE ON OLD FAVOURITES

- REGAN DREW

For 30 years WA’s MadFish wines label has been an iconic turtle by local artist Maxine Fumagalli. On that anniversar­y, MadFish have adopted new labels for their range by WA artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers, with each label paying homage to the varietal and the land on which it was grown.

MADFISH, SEMILLON/ SAUVIGNON BLANC, WA, 2020

WA does this blend so well. Zesty, fruity lychee, Kiwi fruit, lemon rind, lemongrass and dewy fresh grass. Fine, lively and bright. An easy match for sunshine, friends and a platter of fresh sushi. Rating: 91/100

RRP: $18

Alc: 13.2 per cent

MADFISH, ROSÉ, WA, 2021

Grenache and pinot noir from Swan Valley and Great Southern. Pale peach colour. Mixed peel, light raspberry jelly crystal, musk stick and a hint of sea spray. Generous and silky texture with plenty of flavour and a dry grippy finish. A little short in length, but plenty of fun.

Rating: 89/100

RRP: $18

Alc: 13 per cent

MADFISH, CAB SAUV/ MERLOT, WA, 2018

Another cracking WA blend: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Plenty of blackberry, blackcurra­nt, dark chocolate, chicory, crushed bay leaf and coffee grounds. Medium weight with layers of forthright tannins and a fine tail of flavour.

Rating: 92/100

RRP: $18

Alc: 14.4 per cent

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