Once again, the Georgia’s Paddock is softer than the Emily’s Paddock, and being from the drought vintage, it exhibits a deeper red colour by the aromatic flavours developed over a year of maturation in new American oak puncheons. This wine will drink beautifully from now on with long cellaring unnecessary.
Medium crimson. Lovely complex red cherry/ mocha aromas hint of herb garden. Well concentrated sweet fruited wine with dark chocolate/ red cherry flavours, dense firm slinky dry tannins and some savoury nuances. Finishes long and sweet, but brambly/ cedar dry. Drought year. Ash Wednesday bushfires on 16th February. Lovely to drink now but will still hold for a while. Now-2012. 88 points.
Medium deep colour. Mushroom, wet bitumen, tobacco leaf aromas with some red currant notes. Sweet fruited and surprisingly bouyant with developed tobacco-leaf, redcurrant flavours and fine looseknit leafy tannins. Gritty and fresh, but best to drink now. Ash Wednesday bushfires on 16th February. Now – 87 points
Medium deep colour. Well developed slightly oxidised wine with carob, leather, beef stock aromas and flavours, fine slinky dry tannins and pronounced acidity. Holding by a finger nail. 12% Alc 85 points – Now – past