Il Vescovo White 2011 (savagnin, verdelho, roussanne)
Clean bright salty crisp citrus and peach. Fruity and flavourful, clean palate, nice fresh finish, good food wine. Outstanding for the style.
Somewhat shy but fresh and clean. A little more concentration but at the same time thin, lacking depth.
The Chosen Gorge Block Chardonnay 2011
Riper more tropical riots, pineapple citrus freshness. Quite subtle and gentle, elegant long but in the riper spectrum. Well managed oak.
Il Vescovo Sangiovese Rosé 2012
Bright cherry strawberry raspberry fruit aromas. Lots of flavour and character but great acidity freshness. A kick of fruit weight and hints of sweetness, but good depth and expression.
Il Vescovo Tempranillo 2011
Tight lean slightly meaty dusty red fruits. Quite intense but lean and soft. Lacking a bit if fruit sweetness and plumpness?
Il Vescovo Tempranillo 2012
Nice and bright, intense and fruitful nose. Generous and full, but still lots of great acidity freshness.
Il Vescovo Sangiovese 2011
Potentially faulty, potentially not sangiovese. Different varietals in style, pretty dark and intense. Very dense. Repassed over cabernet skins.
Bush Vine Grenache 2011
Lovely dark spicy notes, intense but lots of juicy red fruit. Soft round but good acid, intense fruit but good balance of savoury spicy pepper. Robust bit boy too heavy or hot.
Nice deep dark plum spice aromas. Juicy soft rich sweet dark fruit. Powerful and explosive, warm but balanced with adequate fruit. Intensity.
The Chosen Road Block Shiraz 2008
Minty juby jammy black fruit plum. Full juicy concentrated intense, but not too oaky or hot, just lots of fruit.
The Chosen House Block Shiraz 2008
More earthy savoury characters, less mint. more subdued concentration, slightly more savoury, but still very intense fruit. Better block wine.