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Wrap Up of Media Reviews and Accolades - December 2015

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DECEMBER 2015

 

 

HOWARD PARK

2014 Howard Park Flint Rock Chardonnay
“Distinctive aromas and flavours make this fascinating. It shows subtle oak and creamy texture, yet still has a unique vineyard footprint, expressing citrus elements from lime to tangelo. Delicious.”
4 stars - Tony Love, The Sunday Times Magazine

“This is developing into one of the best places for chardonnay. Comes from low-yielding vines near Mt Barker. A little extended lees work has introduced complexity and texture to the keenly focussed fruit. Intense and long in the mouth. Classy expression of chardonnay.”
93 points - Ray Jordan, ‘Top 100 Whites & Sparklings’, The West Australian


2012 Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon
“A wine with good pedigree that I don’t get to try too often is the Howard Park 2012 Leston Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River in Western Australia. The 2012 is out now in BC and should be a good one to put a few bottles away for later. Most Margaret River reds seem to age quite well and are often a well-priced bet for the cellar.”
'Top Pick'- Rhys Pender, MW, WineAlign
 

CHAMPAGNE FRANCK BONVILLE

 

Champagne Franck Bonville Grand Cru Avize Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
“One from left field, imported by Burch Family Wines, which explains its value for money. The bead is particularly fine, pointing to extended time on lees. It has excellent balance and length, with a positive contribution from a touch of aldehyde; the fruit flavours are of grapefruit and white peach, the wine very long in the mouth.”
92 points – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion



 

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