As much as I love Johnno’s, which is grown on sandy soils, hence the difference, this release really set me back on my heels. Vineyard planted in 1908.
Such personality. This wine captures you from the minute you put your nose in the glass. Bitumen and some spicy bunch with a little funk, fresh boysenberry and blackberry. Medium-bodied, tense and crunchy, pulling more to raspberry in the mouth, tannin pushes towards gritty and grainy, but lends structure and shape, so fresh and dynamic. The finish pulses. Spicy in the aftertaste. Woah. Pretty sure this is the best Johnno’s I’ve tasted. 96 Points, Drink 2020-2040. - Gary Walsh, Wine Front