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Archive for July, 2012

5 STAR rating for Willunga 100 in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013

Decanter, Weekday Wines Value Picks, September 2012

Willunga 100, Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz 2010

“With its distinctive, River Red gumtree-embossed neck, this is a producer always worth looking out for and this wine is a perfect example as to why.  Spicy, with crunchy bramble fruit and cherry, it’s run through with breezy charm.”

90 points, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013

Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz 2010

“Bright colour and bright personality, combining black and red fruits with a splash of sage and cedar; the palate is medium-bodied, sweet-fruited and ample, providing simple pleasure in spades.”

94 points, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013

Willunga 100 Shiraz Viognier 2009

“A pretty and effusive, bright-fruited bouquet of blackberry, sage and liquorice; the palate is direct and refreshing, offering a lively core of tannins, acidity and savoury interest; a sanguine wine worth seeking out. “

92 points, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013

Willunga 100 Tempranillo 2010

“The bouquet is full of mocha oak, sarsaparilla and plums; the palate is fleshy, forward, rich and fresh, showing the McLaren Vale side of this variety‘s personality; generous, but not to a fault, just a lovely drink.”

95 points, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013

Willunga 100 Grenache 2010

“Bright deep crimson; dark and exotic on the bouquet, with liqueur soaked plums, clove and sage; the palate is warm and inviting, direct and expansive, showing the true class of Grenache in McLaren Vale; moreover, the quality of the vintage shines through.”

James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013

Willunga 100 Pinot Gris 2011

“Pale colour; a savoury and nutty bouquet with fennel and pear on the bouquet; the palate is generous and lively, and seems more Grigio than Gris.”

The Mail on Sunday (Ireland), Aoife Carrigy

Willunga 100 Pinot Gris 2010

“Leading with a zippy citrus nose, this fresh and elegant take on the Pinot Gris grape and style delivers nicely balanced acidity as well as an emphasis on lean rather than ripe fruits. Willunga is a bit of class in a glass.”

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine, Matthew Jukes, 14 July 2012

Willunga 100, Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz 2010

“With seriously good depth brambly of fruit and Asian spice on the nose this is a stunning red which can be drunk a little chilled or at normal temperature. If you cool it down you can increase the chilli heat in your cooking. You decide your level of ‘heat’ and viola – a perfect, multitalented red wine with amazing Chinese skills! “

16 points, JancisRobinson.com, 13 Jul 2012

Willunga 100, Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz 2010

“Rich, polished and zappy with a hint of salt and very well integrated. Very McLaren Vale with the nobility of the vintage”