FROM THE VINE
2017 MadFish Gold Turtle Chardonnay
BEING such an important feeder brand to Margaret River’s illustrious Howard Park label, MadFish enjoys the same level of winemaking dedication provided by top gun Janice McDonald. Exceptional value wine from a region where chardonnay excels. Rich buttery flavours with a gentle touch of oak.
2016 Margan Shiraz
HUNTER Valley rains in early 2016 stopped just in time for Andrew Margan to get his hands on suitable material to shape this flavour-driven and exceedingly soft shiraz, which he likens to the once famous “Hunter River Burgundy” style. His local shiraz skill again comes to the fore.
2016 Meerea Park Hell Hole Semillon
RIGHT out of the mould of the Hunter Valley’s celebrated white variety and crafted to perfection by Rhys Eather, who operates the five-star winery with brother Garth. Fresh, clean and balanced, its youthful flavours mask the joys ahead when additional age will reflect the wine’s true splendour.
2016 Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon
FROM the heart of Australia’s most famous red wine region Coonawarra, this splendidly balanced, elegant and richly flavoured wine brings together the multitude of factors inherent in a world-class cabernet sauvignon, with winemaker Paul Gordon’s skilful custodianship on show at every turn.