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Mitchelton Airstrip Marsanne Roussanne Viognier

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Mitchelton Airstrip Marsanne Roussanne Viognier

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the components are separately barrel-fermented and matured on lees for eight months; at this point the best barrels are identified, and blending trials take place leading to the final assemblage and bottling; the oak is evident on both bouquet and palate, but the wine has the fruit intensity to carry the oak. Will cellar well.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
A well-crafted and versatile wine style, thanks to a finely textural finish that lingers long and dry amid fruit-focused flavours of apricot, pear and apricot kernel.
Wine100, November Issue 2011
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A spicy, early-drinking white blend lifted by its viognier influences. Rather forward and evolved, its fresh, nutty and slightly candied flavours of peach and citrus fruit, melon and apricot are backed by a fine chalkiness. It lacks a little genuine freshness and brightness. It finishes with lemony acids and a hint of confection.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Very deep colour; ginger and honeysuckle bouquet; the palate is quite fresh despite the colour, drawing out the dried fig, peach and toast.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This rich, barrel-fermented style is a complex savoury blend, marsanne has the upper hand with waxy lemon citrus fruits, nutty oak and honeysuckle. Complex texture too, bright acidity and some decent weight, orange citrus, nougat and a grilled cashew nut finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
92
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Oily, syrupy, overblown and out of shape. What might have been released as a lively, tight and savoury young white is now brassy, developed and meaty, with a powerful, viognier-driven presence of spicy, apricot blossom nuances, cloves and cinnamon. A rather cooked, lemon marmaladelike palate finishes with some freshness and crispness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; honeysuckle, honey and toast aromas, apricot nuances joining on the palate; crisp mineral/talc, acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
An interesting wine, with a complex mix of developed and more primary fruit plus the Rhone Valley-inspired varietal mix; should continue to develop typical honeyed/nutty /honeysuckle characters of full maturity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Very restrained and elegant, this rather evolved and savoury white blend has a delicate bouquet of honeysuckle and lemon rind dried flowers and grilled nuts backed by vanilla oak and buttery, toasty bottle-aged aspects. Dusty and spicy, its surprisingly viscous palate is underpinned by a powdery cut of fine tannin, culminating in a lingering finish of secondary flavours and soft acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; rich texture and structure; honey, nuts and honeysuckle, finishing dry.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Already rather developed and ready to drink, with honeysuckle-like aromas of lime marmalade, with toasty and spicy undertones of sweet corn, wheatmeal and butter. Showing plenty of toasty bottle-age, It's juicy, round and generous, with a candied expression of fruit culminating in a fresh, tangy and lemony finish. A good wine that should have been released earlier.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A stylish, measured and harmonious blend with a spicy, lightly tropical fragrance of citrus, apple and pear, with nuances of lemon, tea leaves and minerals. It's sumptuous and juicy, but long, supple and evenly paced, culminating in a lingering and savoury finish of lemony and mineral acids. Oak is reserved and secondary.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
93
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Solid, complex, multi-faceted peach and rose petal; hints of nutty oak; striking, sweet fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is quite rich and powerful, with touches of apricot and peach. The entry to the palate is powerful, but the mid-palate and finish don't flow, tailing off somewhat.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
84
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Brilliant yellow-green; the bouquet offers touches of honeycomb and honey, characters which come through in the slightly off-dry palate. You have to wonder whether the effort was worthwhile, but it is an interesting wine. For the record it has 15 degrees alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
85

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