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Wine Reviews

Below are some of the latest reviews and commentary on our newly released wines. For further reviews and accolades, please visit each wine at 'Our Wines.'

 

2015 Tim Stevens Signature Shiraz

Huon Hooke, “Deep red/purple colour; rich, ripe blackberry aromas, with chocolate overtones. Fruit-sweet, balanced and delicious. Oak takes a back-seat. The weight and tannin structure are in a different league from traditional Mudgee reds.  9 POINTS / 5 STARS."

 

2011 Huntington Estate 'Block 3' Cabernet Sauvignon

James Halliday, Wine Companion 2015:  "Good colour; a distinguished cabernet sauvignon in the context of Mudgee, and, indeed, wherever it might be made; there is excellent varietal definition courtesy of cassis and black olive fruit allied with a touch of earth, the tannins particularly fine, yet firm, as they should be, the finish long and balanced; oak has played a minor role in shaping the wine. Drink by 2036. 95 POINTS"

Huon Hooke:  "Deep, dark, youthful red/purple colour; impressive to behold in the glass. The wine is strongly oaked and a bit closed at this moment; it's lively and bright, with rather prominent acidity... while there is also plenty of fleshy extract and tannin. Oak, acid, concentrated flavour and grip, with some eucalyptus mint. A wine for cellaring. 93 POINTS

 

2015 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Semillon

Daily Telegraph, John Fordham, 2016: "While semillon’s reputation at Mudgee doesn’t match its exalted status in the Hunter Valley, this humdinger goes a long way towards changing the perception. A gold medal winner at last year’s Royal Sydney judging up against the Hunter’s best, this is a quality wine in every respect." 

QWine, 2016 "...To use a word, it comes across richer than you'd expect yet it's still as fresh as a daisy. Toasty and pithy, it grabs at you hard - in a nice way. Lemon zest tang sits in the background. The fruit is well weighted, and like the 2016, this is growing on me as time goes by. Long to finish, hang time is impressive too. A pinch of acidity points this well towards long cellaring. Great buying for the asking price. Time will easily be its friend if cellaring Semillon is your thing. 93 POINTS"