Category Archives: 2012 Wines Reviews

View Road Wines Chardonnay 2012

VINSOMNIAC by Stuart Robinson Sourced from the Swaby Vineyard – up near the Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills – a vineyard also used as a fruit source by Michael Hall, BK Wines and Yalumba. Oxidative notes on the nose, giving that nuttiness and bruised apple complexity. The palate sees more of the same with…
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Picked By My Wife Sagrantino 2012

WINEFRONT by Campbell Mattinson Made by View Road Wines. Production of only 120 dozen. Matured in all old oak, mostly French but with some American. Grown in the Seaview sub-region of McLaren Vale. American oak makes its presence felt – there’s a creamy toastiness, plus a touch of mocha/chocolate – but all the signs are…
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Picked By My Wife Sagrantino 2012

GRAPE OBSERVER Sagrantino.  It won’t roll off the lips of many, even I suspect those of many wine cognoscenti.  The grape variety finds its native home in Umbria, inland of Tuscany, where this tannic red variety is famed more for its potential in Sagrantino di Montelfalco DOCG than its results.  Yet here I am wondering aloud what…
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View Road Wines Sagrantino 2012

AUSTRALIAN WINE REVIEW by Andrew Graham Now here is a new label to watch. Josh’s 2012 Chardonnay impressed greatly and this Sagrantino follows closely behind. Did I mention how much I like Sagrantino? Sourced from the Oliver’s Taranga vineyard at Seaview in McLaren Vale, the fruit for this example was wild fermented and spent 4.5…
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