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Reviews

RAY JORDAN'S 2014 Western Australian Wine Guide

Sauvignon Blanc 'Wild Thing' 2013

94 Points

A really interesting look at sauvignon blanc.  It's been treated with kid gloves through whole bunch pressing and fermentation in new and aged French oak.  The result is a sauvignon wine with a bit of style and panache.  Lots of spicy characters on the nose and a palate that has such depth and persistence yet all held into a focused persistent finish.  Excellent finish.

Pinot Rosé 'Wild Thing' 2013

93 Points

Brilliant pink colour delivers such a vibrant opening for the senses.  It's made from pinot and displays those beautiful cherry and rasberry aromas and flavours.  The palate is dry and crisp with a nice savoury, slightly game edge.  Older oak has been used well here. Complex for a rose yet still with beautiful freshness and life.

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

91 Points

A punchy and lively young thing with stacks of herbal tropical fruit intensity.  Has delightful lemon scented aroma with those ripe fruit characters beneath.  It's zingy with a persistent urgent finish.  Love that slightly melony flavour that kicks in on the finish. 

Chardonnay 2011

90 Points

Opens with a distinct mix of roasted nuts on the nose with an edge of spices and light grapefruit.  The palate is finely balanced with a creamy texture lifted with an intense citrusy cut.  It's persitent and pure in the mouth with a good flavour intensity.

Cabernet Merlot 2011

90 Points

Plenty to like about this fruit-driven cabernet merlot.  Minty red berry aromas with a hint of vanillin oak.  The palate has sweet fruit characters which are supple and almost fleshy, wrapped around a tight grainy core of tannin and oak.  Finishes with punch and drive.  Excellent wine with good fruit intensity and concertration that will benefit from a few extra years in the cellar.

 

JAMES HALLIDAY Australian Wine Companion 2014

Four and a half star winery rating 5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating4 1/2 star winery rating

"The wines are of consistently impressive quality"

Sauvignon Blanc 'Wild Thing' 2012

94 Points

Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild yeast-fermentated in either stainless steel or used french oak; the approach, coupled with early picking, has worked well.  The wine has drive and precision, the flavours of citrus and passionafruit coupled with zesty acidity.  May polarise opinions.

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

93 Points

Hand-picked and whole bunch-pressed, part of the Semillon component fermented in used French oak; the result is a fragrant, high-toned, bouquet and an intensely f;avoured palate with passionfruit, gooseberry and citrus all showing there ware.  Terrific value.

Chardonnay 2010

93 Points

Pale straw-green; barrel-fermented and matrued for 11 months in Friench oak with less stirring; it has above-average complexity on the palate, with tight grapefruit flavour and a minerally structure, the oak having been marginalised along the way.  Will pay cellaring.

Pinot Rosé 'Wild Thing' 2012

93 Points

Estate grown, hand-picked, crushed, given 48 hours skin contact, then barrel-fermented in used French oak.  Pale pink, it has strawberry and cream bouquet, and a fresh strawberry palate, delicate but with good length and mouthfeel.  The best use of Margaret River Pinot.

Cabernet Merlot 2010

94 Points

Clear crimson; fragrant red berry fruits on the bouquet have a distinct overlay of mulberry, the palate picking up all of the calling cards of the bouquet, setting them in a medium - to full-bodied framework, juicy notes offset by quality French oak and fine tannins.  Has a great future.

 

HUON HOOKE The Sydney Morning Herald 'Good Food'

April 2013

Cabernet Merlot 2010

92 Points

Preveli turns out a range of good-value wines and this cabernet merlot shows black-olive, tapenade and dark fruit aromas, with a medium to full body. The palate has good extract, richness and grip, with refreshing but not-prominent acidity. Cellar now to 2025. 13.5 per cent alcohol.
Food: Pink roast lamb

RAY JORDAN The West Australian - April 2013

Pinot Noir 2010

93 Points

Impressive pinot noir. It combines finesse and power with lifted aromatics of strawberry and raspberry notes with some lovely black cherries herb influence. The palate has a tight firm tannin thread with a fleshy generous fruitiness. Multi-layered already with better things to come with cellaring.

ROB BROADFIELD The West Australian Fresh, Broadbrush - December 2012

Pinot Rosé 'Wild Thing' 2012

This was the clear winner. Good colour; subtle elegant nose; complexity and great "grip". All the judges agreed it had substantial length and best exhibited the Bandol style we were looking for. A fabulous summer-drinking wine.

RAY JORDAN'S 2013 Western Australian Wine Guide

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Best Value Wine

92 Points

Uses a small amount barrel fermentation in the semillon but retains its fresh zingy mouth feel. Nice mix of lemon scents and tropical fruit with a touch if citrus on the nose. lt's precise and pure on the palate with a long finish. Nice wine.

Pinot Noir 2010

93 Points

Realty impressive pinot noir. lt combines finesse and power with lifted aromatics of strawberry and raspberry notes with some lovely black cherries herb influence.  The palate has a tight firm tannin thread with a fleshy generous fruitiness. Multi-layered already with better things to come with cellaring.

 

JAMES HALLIDAY Australian Wine Companion 2013

Four and a half star winery rating 5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating4 1/2 star winery rating

The wines are of consistently impressive quality

5 Glasses: Outstanding

Cabernet Merlot 2010

94 Points

Clear crimson; fragrant red berry fruits on the bouquet have a distinct overlay of mulberry, the palate picking up all of the calling cards of the bouquet, setting them in a medium - to full-bodied framework, juicy notes offset by quality French oak and fine tannins.  Has a great future.

4 1/2 Glasses:  Highly Recommended

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011

93 Points

Has straw-green colour, explained by the barrel fermentation of part of each of the varieties, with the remainder fermented in small stainless steel barrels; has comlex texture and flavour, the aromas and flavours ranging through passionfruit at one extreme, lemon curd and cashew at the other.  Top value and cellaring capacity.

Chardonnay 2010

93 Points

 

RAY JORDAN The West Australian Fresh,

Cellar Talk Sept 2012

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

92 Points

This producer is making some excellent wines across the board.  The reds, in particular an impressive pinot noir, are consistently very good, while the whites show expert fruit handling.  This terrific blended white wine uses a small amount of barrel fermentation in the semillon but balances it to retain its fresh zingy mouth feel.  Nice mix of lemon scents and tropical fruit with a touch of citrus on the nose.  It's precise and pure on the palate with a long finish.  Nice wine.  Cellar 4 years.

Wine Showcase Magazine 2012

Cabernet Merlot 2010

93 Points

GOLD

Elegant nose of dense plums with earthy undertones. Luscious fruit on the palate with silky tannins. Very varietal ripe balck berry fruit aromas.  Nice supple palate with herbal notes that has good richness.

Pinot Noir 2009

91 Points

SILVER

Youthfull vibrant wine with rich complexity.  Interesting berry aromas and a long textured palate give a huge mouthfull of flavour.

 

JAMES HALLIDAY Australian Wine Companion 2012

Four star winery rating 5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating

The wines are of consistently impressive quality

4 1/2 Glasses:  Highly Recommended

Chardonnay 2009

SCORE 94

Bright colour; vibrant grapefruit, nectarine and toasty oak bouquet; the palate is zesty, lively and focused, with citrus acidity drawing out the finish; a tangy, yet highly flavoured style.

Cabernet Merlot 2009

SCORE 92

Highly polished and detailed bouquet of casis, redcurrant and clove; the palate is fleshy and fine, with oak playing a dominant role at this early stage; toasty, juicy and succulent to conclude.

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010

SCORE 90

A savoury blend of struck match, guava, nettle and straw; a fresh and lively palate, with texture driving the wine to an exotic and harmonious finish.

JAMES HALLIDAY Australian Wine Companion 2011

Four and a half star winery rating 5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating5 star winery rating4 1/2 star winery rating

The wines are of consistently impressive quality

5 Glasses : Highly Recommended:

Cabernet Merlot 2005

SCORE 93

Good varietal intensity; cassis and cedar, and fine-grained tannins; quite fresh and lively on the finish, with understated elegant texture. 

 

RAY JORDAN'S 2011 Western Australian Wine Guide

Red Blend No.5 Cabernet Merlot 2008

SCORE 86
This is a large format—ie twice the bang for your buck in the magnum-sized bottle. The fruit is excellent and balanced with a nice touch of sinewy oak.  Flavoursome and showing good structure.  Cellar - drink now

RAY JORDAN'S Guide to Western Australian Wine 2008

"For this small producer, which sources fruit from the Rosa Brook sub-region, an early promising start was reflected in a number of wine show successes, including a trophy for best shiraz at the Sheraton Perth Wine Awards with the ’01 vintage, and later gold at the same venue for the 2005 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc.  Subsequently the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006 won gold at the Small Winemakers Show, and the 2005 chardonnay a Gold at Mount Barker.  There’s a good range of wines from value-for-money to the premium end, with the reds in particular being very strong."

Preveli Cabernet Merlot 2005

SCORE 90
I liked the previous vintage but this is silkier and more refined with simply stunning palate structure.  There’s finesse and elegance but plenty of mid-palate weight and power.  Fine tannin. Nicely judged oak and supple seductive fruit.  A great value wine.

 

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