Wills Domain Paladin Hill Chardonnay 2020

If forced to pick one wine from the latest releases from Wills Domain, this would be it (the Matrix would be a very close second). This is a Chardonnay which can sit comfortably among the ranks of the elite Margaret River wines. It might fly largely under the radar at the moment, but do not expect that to

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Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2020

2020 was not the easiest vintage in the Barossa Valley which makes this wine a particularly good effort. Deeply coloured, it is a plump and open knit style – you might even call it cuddly – with layers of earthy, blackberry and chocolate with a healthy dose of vanillin oak in the background. It follows with a strongly regional palate showing plenty of earth and black pepper spice with soft and fleshy tannins before finishing with decent length. It’s a good everyday Barossan to enjoy over the next five years.

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Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz 2020

2020 was not the easiest vintage in the Barossa Valley which makes this wine a particularly good effort. Deeply coloured, it is a plump and open knit style – you might even call it cuddly – with layers of earthy, blackberry and chocolate with a healthy dose of vanillin oak in the background. It follows with a strongly regional palate showing plenty of earth and black pepper spice with soft and fleshy tannins before finishing with decent length. It’s a good everyday Barossan to enjoy over the next five years.

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Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

The ‘Grand Barossa’ series sources fruit from across the best sites andvineyards throughout the region. The wine spends 18 months in a mix of newand previously seasoned French oak.  Rim of red and core of a more inky magenta, this is as youthful as expected.A lifted and fully flavoured style offering some early complexity. Dryherbs, beef stock, black olives, warm earth, animal skins and black fruits.More rustic than refined, but this is the Barossa so it works. Good aciditycarries the flavours along a seamless palate. A wine of mid-intensity whichlingers finishing with slightly furry tannins. 91 for the moment, expect

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Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley is often underrated and if you asked regional fans for their favourite wines you’d be lucky to hear just one Cabernet in the mix. But Cabernet Sauvignon has a good ability to sometimes withstand some vintages better than other varieties, and in 2020 I favoured this wine over the Grand Barossa Shiraz. Deeply coloured, it opens up with rich and dense aromas of mulberry and blackberry, with a distinctive edge of cedar and old oak in the background. A dry and juicy palate follows with impressive power thanks to lashings of dark fruit which

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Chard Farm Mason Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Another single vineyard Pinot, this one from parcels in the Mason Vineyard in the Parkburn sub-region of Central Otago, which is part of the Cromwell Basin mostly planted with the famous Abel clone. There is a deeper red colour to be found here. Youthful spices, red fruits, raspberries, game notes, an aroma reminiscent of grabbing a handful of warm earth, and dry herbs which all weave together for this lovely, complex wine. This is a little more mainstream in style than a wine such as ‘The Tiger’ – but both will have their fans. There is good acidity and impressive

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Chard Farm Mason Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Another single vineyard Pinot, this one from parcels in the Mason Vineyard in the Parkburn sub-region of Central Otago, which is part of the Cromwell Basin mostly planted with the famous Abel clone. There is a deeper red colour to be found here. Youthful spices, red fruits, raspberries, game notes, an aroma reminiscent of grabbing a handful of warm earth, and dry herbs which all weave together for this lovely, complex wine. This is a little more mainstream in style than a wine such as ‘The Tiger’ – but both will have their fans. There is good acidity and impressive

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Felicette Grenache Blanc 2020

Grenache Blanc is one of the most underrated varieties and this example show why. But beware that this is a grape variety which impresses with subtlety rather than sheer power so don’t expect fireworks – these wines build complexity and texture with time in the glass. Made with fruit grown down near Carcassonne with a little Viognier in the mix, it is pale straw in colour before showing quite generous melon, herbal, floral and pithy fruit aromas. The palate is then dry and zesty, with a gentle grip and nice volume . Acid is fresh but these is also an

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Felicette Grenache Blanc 2020

Grenache Blanc is one of the most underrated varieties and this example show why. But beware that this is a grape variety which impresses with subtlety rather than sheer power so don’t expect fireworks – these wines build complexity and texture with time in the glass. Made with fruit grown down near Carcassonne with a little Viognier in the mix, it is pale straw in colour before showing quite generous melon, herbal, floral and pithy fruit aromas. The palate is then dry and zesty, with a gentle grip and nice volume . Acid is fresh but these is also an

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