FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
SILVER MEDAL | International Wine Challenge 2023
SILVER MEDAL | International Wine & Spirits Competition 2023
Esk Valley’s exciting Artisanal range allows celebrated winemaker Gordon Russell to make interesting, small batch wines that indulge his personal preferences, rather than being driven by the market dynamics of being part of the wider Villa Maria group of companies.
Vinted from Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is deep red in colour and bursting with dark fruit flavours that are characteristic of the Gimblett Gravels region. It's soft, supple and has a silky smooth finish. Sensational wine from Gordon and the Esk Valley team.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "This is instantly appealing on the nose with blackcurrant, Black Doris plum, violet, tobacco and roasted almond characters. The palate is equally enticing with succulent fruit flavours combined with silky texture and fine tannins, finishing splendidly long and flavoursome."
The winery writes "This is a very deeply coloured wine as you would expect from a Malbec based wine. It displays rich plummy, jammy Gimblett Gravels fruit on the nose with hints of tobacco and dried herbs. On the palate it is a medley of power and concentration from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon allied with softer Merlot tannins. This is a full bodied and complex wine, and an ideal accompaniment to red meat dishes."
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