Balgownie Estate - Cellar Door with the Best Food, Bendigo/Heathcote region.
Typical deep colour - and full-bodied.
This full bodied red has depth and tremendous concentration yet is fresh and succulent. It drinks well young and offers plenty for the future
Champion of the Show, Best Regional Red Wine and Best Regional Shiraz
Sutton Grange Winery - Best Additional Experiences, Bendigo/Heathcote region.
Balgownie Estate - Winery with a five-star rating in the 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion.
Everything beautifully sewn together. Pitch-perfect now but still plenty of life ahead.
The colour is bright, setting the scene for a medium-bodied wine that has a complex palate full of savoury and spicy characters running through the long finish and lingering after taste
GOLD for the Killiecrankie Wines 2015 Ravenswood Run Shiraz
This Shiraz is charmingly old school, medium bodied with a lovely seasoned spice/pepper note. Four stars!
Big but exquisite. It’s bold, it’s integrated, it’s firm, it’s ready for anything
Excellent crimson-purple; a powerful, intense, black-fruited shiraz that exudes flavour from every pore, but is light on its feet...the finish reaffirms the quality of this wine
…full of rose petals and spice, immediately grabs attention; the palate is crisp and bone dry, with savoury complexity snuggling up with the rose petals
…The wine takes volume of flavour and gives it a nudge, and does so with a masterful sense of control, even poise. It’s firm, rich and warm…
…In a word: beautiful. Rich, but silken, awash with pure, dark-berried flavour but admirably aided by savoury inputs and a sheer coating of creamy oak…
Impressive from the outset. Violet and mint notes head straight into sweet, luscious blackcurrent. It tumbles over itself to impress but remains firm and tidy to close...
Matured in new French oak for 12 months. ...vitality and freshness on the very long and finely structured palate.
Trophy for Best Cabernet goes to the Balgownie Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Best Wine of the Daylesford Wine Show 2016 awarded to Water Wheel Vineyard’s 2014 Memsie Homestead Shiraz.
The Past President’s Trophy for Best Mature Red Wine awarded to Killiecrankie Wines 2010 Shiraz.
A Double Gold Medal. This is rated above a Gold Medal and holds the highest accolade at our show.
...a classic Australian interpretation of a time-honoured blend featuring intense dark berry fruit with a touch of charry oak.
...an impressive cabernet with a full range of blackcurrent, olive, bramble and earthy flavours.
Hums with flavours, rattles with tannin, delights with perfume. Six years old and singing a melodious song.An enthralling drink now, as it shall remain for many years to come.
...the vintage (and possibly the extra year in bottle) has produced the most elegant Sandhurst Ridge wine to date.Hand-picked, open-fermented, basket-pressed to French barriques for 19 months.
Richness and character. Sturdy flavours of plum, earth and peppercorn meet the prettiness of violet and sweet oak.
Estate-grown, hand-picked and matured for 15 months in new and used French oak....the very good colour and depth to the fruit bode well for the future.
The bouquet and palate are extremely complex, with a wonderful array of spicy, savoury, peppery overtones to the blackberry and plum fruit.....it is also very elegant and carefully detailed.This will always be a great wine with food. Top value, too.
Deep purple-red; the ultra-fragrant bouquet doesn’t warn you of the wines formidable powder, but just when you think this may be too much, comes the realisation that the palate is beautifully balanced, and there is almost limitless supple black and red fruit under the power. Great now, it will become even greater with a couple of decades under its belt.
A gently aromatic Bendigo blend with less overt viognier influence than past years. Inviting berry aromas have floral, spice and oak touches. It tastes juicy and intense with soft tannins in perfect balance.
Dominic and Krystina Morris have plenty of experience with tempranillo on the Iberian Peninsula and it shows. Liquorice, cherry, mint and sarsaparilla cordial aromas lead into a savoury palate with a long liquorice-scented aftertaste.
A top-notch Bendigo shiraz viognier blend that avoids the eucalypty traits of some central Victorian reds. Instead, it offers complex, elegant aromas of raspberries, glace cherries, spice and milk chocolate. The palate follows through smooth and seamless, medium bodied and succulent in flavour, with a sinewy back-bone of fine tannins that should support some bottle age. First-class Victorian regional wine. Wine of the week.
...proclaims its varietal character from the first whiff of the bouquet through to the elegant finish. A mix of crushed herbs and citrus leaves is woven through the sour cherry aromas & flavours, the light bodied palate having considerable length.Great food wine - good with any Mediterranean food.