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2010 Cactus Vineyard Riesling

90/100

“A generous, open bouquet of lime, taqlc and wild flowers flows into a palate inlaid with steely acidity and very pure citrus fruits. Soft and chalky to finish.”

Mike Bennie - Wine 100

 

90/100

“Amazingly, I have a cold again, but luckily I'm well prepared; I have a backlog to get through. Has some toasty honey development, vanilla bean and a minor whiff of the servo forecourt. It’s soft and gentle, defined by its approachability rather than razor sharp focus with pie apple flavours and a round easy finish. It’s an altogether nice drink that’s probably at its best around about now. Rated: 90 Points. Drink: 2011 - 2014+”

Gary Walsh (14 Sep 2011) - winefront.com.au

 

2009 Cactus Vineyard Riesling

93/100

“Light straw-green; has only just embarked on the long journey ahead, although its juicy lime fruit aromas and flavours will doubtless attract early consumption; the underlying acidity provides all the necessary structure for a long life. Drink by 2029. 93 points.”

James Halliday (11 Aug 2011)

 

94/100

“Lonely Vineyard is the new label of former Henschke winemaker Michael Schreurs. Dried wildflowers and herbs are suggested by the delicate aroma. It's fine, clean and harmonious in the mouth, with a trace of well balanced sweetness and a long, clean finish.”

Gourmet Wine Traveller Magazine (February/March 2011)

 

2008 Stone Hut Vineyard Shiraz

92/100

“Cool, elegant very fine spice, long and juicy with great intensity and energy, brisk to the finish, tailored by whip smart acidity and lingering briary red fruits. A great expression of Eden Valley Shiraz.”

Mike Bennie - Wine 100

 

92/100

“I have the details for this new Eden Valley mob somewhere but for the moment they escape me – I’ll fill them in later. For now, the wine itself. Pure Eden Valley. Dark, bouyant fruit leaps from the glass – boysenberry and blackberry, raisin and licorice. It lures you in from the start, and doesn’t let you go until the wine’s fruity tannin leads you out through the finish. Sawdusty oak plays a minor role but this baby, really, is all about the Eden Valley, and its immense affinity with shiraz. Here, it makes for delicious drinking. Rated: 92 Points. Drink: 2012 - 2017.”

Campbell Mattinson (13 Sep 2011) - winefront.com.au

 

89/100

“Moderately light colour; a savoury, light- to medium-bodied wine that dodged the alcohol bullet of ’08, but deprived itself of the flesh it might otherwise have had. From the Stone Hut Vineyard. Drink by 2017. 89 points.”

James Halliday (11 Aug 2011)

 

93/100

“From former Henschke winemaker Michael Schreurs comes a very smart Eden Valley shiraz in typical regional style: spicy, herbal, elegant and sweetly ripe with hints of raspberry jam. It's fruit-driven and the tannins are so soft they leave an almost sweet impression. Now to 2018. 93/100.
Food: Pink lamb chops.”

Sydney Morning Herald (14 Dec 2010) - Tasting Section