I am ecstatic with the recent results we have received for my wines at the 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards...
2013 Outpost Coonawarra Cabernet - COONAWARRA WINE OF THE YEAR TROPHY & DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2013 The Gaffer McLaren Vale Shiraz - GOLD MEDAL
2013 Piebald Syrah - GOLD MEDAL
2013 Three Corner Jack - GOLD MEDAL
2014 Watervale Riesling - GOLD MEDAL
2014 Ein Riese Riesling - GOLD MEDAL
2012 McLaren Vale Shiraz - GOLD MEDAL
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2014 Montepulciano d'Adelaide Hills - GOLD MEDAL
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2012 Scarce Earth Shiraz - GOLD MEDAL
2013 Three Corner Jack
2013 Outpost Coonawarra Cabernet
2013 Piebald Syrah
2013 The Truant Shiraz
I had a dream. This dream entailed re-creating my sweet memory of an 80s Chablis with clean, dry, tightly wound and mineral proportions. It’s taken me a while not only to produce a Chardonnay of this ilk, (going against market trends I’ll have you know), but also to refine the style to a modern expression of the “cold chalk soup” I experienced many moons ago.
Fast forward to 2014, and this wine is certainly more modern in its sensibility, with gentle oak influences supplying buttery overtones and exotic fruity expressions of white fruits (peaches and banana) balanced by refreshing and tightly wound mineral acidity. Its flinty, steely edge and chalky mouthfeel do nothing to affect the purity of its fruit in flavour or aroma.
For me, the texture of the wine is the crucial component of a successful Chardonnay – there’s no point trying to break the mould when the original works so well.
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Source: Tony Love, The Advertiser Adelaide, Tony Love's Top 100 Wines, 'Star Reds: Winter's Best Buys, 18th July 2015, p. 2.