We just tasted through all the new Andrew Thomas wines with the man himself. 2018 – what a great Shiraz vintage. You really should buy up the reds from this release. The DJV is medium bodied and easily the most perfumed, pretty and gulpable of his reds. Simply delicious. Lovely red fruits, light brown spices and soft earthy Hunter notes in behind the fruit. These earth-derived flavours will evolve more if you cellar it. During these warm months that are just hitting us, this could take a light chill. Ian Cook, FWC.
About ten to eleven months in barrel, only, with around ten months in bottle since, or so the maths go. Possibly the best range of reds that I’ve made since I started my brand around 20 years ago. Saw around 4% verjus added to the mix this year. Andrew Thomas, Wineamker.
So fragrant, so lovely in its exotic spice, pot pourri, savoury notes and cherry, dried and fresh, fruit character. Palate and bouquet is in synch. Glossy texture, succulent tannins, shapely and a clear bell ring of fresh, savoury and minerally things. Tannin is very fine and so very pleasing. A beautiful, fine boned, lighter and precise wine. Very good. 94 Points. Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.
From the Trevena vineyard on Hermitage Road. No new oak. I’ll also say that MB was doing a lot of typing, so I was happy to take a lazy back seat, and let him do the heavy lifting. Light, frisky, just medium-bodied, very purple, good crunch, very bright, dusting of fine sandy tannin, liquorice, perfume, juicy raspberry on a long finish. Lovely. My favourite wine in the range, easily. 94+ 95 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.