Clare Valley, 95 pts, 5 Stars A splendidly styled riesling showing a great degree of elegance and poise; the elegantly fragrant bouquet shows nectarine, crunchy apple, lime cordial and white acacia flower aromas. The immensely concentrated palate offers terrific fruit purity and refined texture, wonderfully complemented by mouth-watering acidity. Super long and linear. At its best: 2025 to 2038 Reviewed: Oct 2021
Adelaide Hills, 95 Points, 5 Stars Beautifully composed and elegantly expressed, the bouquet shows sweet cherry, thyme, almond and subtle mushroom characters with a lovely floral overtone. The palate delivers excellent weight and soothing mouthfeel, gorgeously supported by refined texture and fine polished tannins. At its best: Now to 2030 Reviewed: Oct 2021
Huon Hooke recently reviewed a series of 2018 Pinot Noirs from the Adelaide Hills region. Our 2018 'The Dagger' was awarded 91/100 and came in first place out of the 15 wines reviewed. See the review below... Huon Hooke – Riposte 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir 2018 Score: 91/100 Medium to full red/purple colour, with a sweet cherry and strawberry aroma, fruit-driven and straightforward. The palate is soft and fruit-sweet, charming and deliciously fruity. The tannins are light and soft, the wine very easygoing. A really lovely early-drinking wine, with good...
Adelaide Hills, 94 Points, 5 Stars Offering gorgeous fruit ripeness and elegance, the wine shows dark cherry, raspberry, violet, thyme and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully weighted palate that is silky and flowing. It is pristine and bright with sophisticated mouthfeel and poise, promising to evolve magnificently. At its best: 2020 to 2026 Reviewed: March 2019