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The Dagger Pinot Noir

2017 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - Full colour. The dagger has only just been drawn as at September '17, but will underwrite the development of a wine that has much to offer. It has considerable depth and complexity to its plum and dark cherry fruit. A foresty/earthy subtext adds another dimension. 94 Points”James Halliday – Top 100 Wines of 2017 2016 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - Light, but bright crimson hue; a surprise packet, until the memory of prior vintages clicks in. This has an indecent amount of...

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The Katana Chardonnay

2015 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion – Gleaming straw-green; there’s a lot of wine for the price, as fruit, oak and acidity (not softened by partial mlf) play off against each other in a synergistic fashion. The flavor spectrum reflects the climate, comfortably spanning stone fruit and citrus.  Has time to go. 94 points”

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The Stiletto Pinot Gris

2015 Vintage James Halliday Wine Companion - 93 Points Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – 91 Points 2014 Vintage "James Halliday Wine Companion - From two vineyards in Lenswood and Charleston. The salmon tinge to the hue points to the pressings being oxidised before fermentation in oak, 25% of the free-run juice was fermented in French hogsheads and barriques (15% new). No shortage of flavour (nashi pear and ginger) nor of texture. A pinot gris that fully deserves the gris name.  93 Points”

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The Scimitar Riesling

2016 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - Lime and apple blossom aromas lead into a dazzling pure and crisp palate, finely etched acidity driving the long finish and cleansing aftertaste. A 10-year outlook may be way short of the mark, but either way, it's an automatic choice for any BYO Asian restaurant. 94 Points” Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – 93 Points  2015 Vintage “James Halliday Wine Companion - There's so much to get stuck into right now, there's a good argument not to waste cellar space by holding...

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