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St Huberts Roussanne

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St Huberts Roussanne

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
A first class wine whose delicate, musky bouquet of honeysuckle, clove and cinnamon is lifted by a pristine fragrance of orange blossom and apricot. Long and laid-back, its brightly lit but gentle palate of pure, musky fruit is backed by an emerging hint of waxy complexity and finished with refreshing, but soft acids. Excellent purity and focus.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; hand-picked grapes, whole bunch-pressed, and fermented in French barriques. The combination of flinty minerality with pear, white peach and citrus flavours, allied with some spice, is particularly appealing.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; hand-picked, whole 
bunch-pressed, fermented in 100% French used 
barriques; the texture is above-average, and the 
flavours span grapefruit, melon and white peach. 
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Delicate, floral, wild and spicy, with restrained aromas of honeysuckle and mineral backed by funky, meaty undertones. It's long and creamy, with a pulpy presence of citrus fruit underpinned by a bath powder-like texture, finishing drying and savoury, with charm, freshness and a lingering minerairty.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good structure and texture; some pear, apple and talc flavours, though not particularly distinctive; will live and likely develop with bottle age.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Delicate, lemony and floral, with suggestions of cloves, cinnamon, lanolin and waxy notes over a light meatiness. Long, smooth and seamless, its polished, fleshy and carefully balanced palate of nutty fruit, savoury oak and meaty, leesy and almost cheesy complexity finishes with refreshing but gentle acids. A pleasing combination of complexity, evolution and freshness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
With the chic hunting lodge label, this stalwart has weathered an unfashionable storm. Straight roussanne from the Yarra, it has savoury waxy melon aromas, dried hay and lemon. The palate is an exercise in texture, bright acid too, there's lemony melon flavour and some nutty build through the finish. Vive la difference!
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Not a variety that says much in its youth; this is well-balanced and structured, and its latent honeysuckle/citrus/orange peel characters will develop given time.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Funky, evolved and meaty and mineral, with a smoky, rather reductive bouquet of honeysuckle, lavender, cloves and cinnamon backed by earthy, lanolin like complexity. Supple and restrained, its dusty and finely phenolic palate delivers juicy citrus and melon-like flavour with underlying honeysuckle influences, finishing long and savoury.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Fresh, lively lemon/mineral/green apple aromas and flavours; may well age with distinction.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Long, chalky and savoury, this delicate and minerally roussanne has a floral and nutty aroma of perfumed fruit backed by cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Its taut and refreshing palate of lingering citrus, wheatmeal and nutty flavours finishes with persistence and austerity. Good shape and definition.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Pear, apple and spice aromas; crisp palate; nice touch of minerality; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Elegant, lively and racy wine with a nutty and citrusy perfume of candied lemon rind, melon and musky spices. Its flowery varietal flavours are delivered along a vibrant, restrained and silky-smooth palate that finishes dusty and savoury, with refreshing acidity and nuances of mineral.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Remarkably aromatic orange blossom bouquet; crisp and clean, has length and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is clean and fresh\ with ripe fruit aromas running through into the nicely made and balanced palate; the problem is that the fruit lacks any particular varietal character.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Deep yellow-gold; there are quite powerful aromas of dried flowers and dried orange peel on the bouquet, followed by equally generous palate flavour with notes of honey, honeysuckle and hay to go with the sweet fruit of the bouquet.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999

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