2015 Tasting Notes

The Vintage

The 2015 Vintage was an interesting one. Bud burst was at the average time with not too many frosts, summer was mild with cool nights so the vines just kept on moving forward resulting in a slightly earlier vintage than normal but the fruit quality was excellent. 

Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon

The bouquet of the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is showing gooseberry fruits with a herbal overtone. This follows through on to the palate to combine with some lime notes to create a nice balance of acid and fruit. The finish is crisp, clean and lingering.

Cellar 10 years plus.

Chardonnay

The bouquet of the 2015 Chardonnay is presenting with delicate aromas of lemon zest combined with unobtrusive peach and pineapple aromas. These enticing aromas leads you on to a palate that is complex showing grapefruit and lemon, mineral stone, balanced with the appealing oak and pleasant acidity creating a long lingering palate with a touch of mealyness on the finish.

This wine will cellar for 10 years plus.

Gamay

The nose of the 2015 Gamay presents with Cherry and forest fruits. Following on to the palate which at first appears light but surprises you with vibrant fruit combining with white pepper to produce a long lingering mouthfeel. Soft acid and refined tannins round this wine out nicely.

Cellaring Potential 8 years plus.

Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot

The nose of the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc/ Merlot is very approachable with hints of black fruits, dark chocolate and cigar box. Following through onto the palate combining with lifted florals, subdued dusty tannins and balanced acidity it creates an activated and alive palate with great length and finish.

This wine will cellar for 10 years plus.