Perfectly manages to combine full-bodied intensity with silkiness, breadth with delineation. Peppery and meaty notes add nuance to the mixed-berry fruit, framed by hints of cedar and vanilla. Drink now–2020.
The quality of the wine emerging from this producer located off the coast of South Australia continues to impress. This is a big, brash Shiraz, screaming with vanilla and mixed berry flavors, yet the result is some kind of harmony, even with the volume turned up to 11. It’s full bodied and plushly textured, with a long, layered finish. Delicious now and over the…
From the relatively unknown GI of Kangaroo Island, this is a full-bodied, reasonably structured Cabernet that looks to have a good 10 years of evolution ahead of it. Right now, it’s still primary, with cassis and plum fruit framed by vanilla oak and a long, fruit-driven finish.
Hazyblur’s 2006 Cabernet offers textbook aromas of cedar and slightly herbal fruit, although the flavors lean toward red berries rather than dark cassis. This is a full-bodied, authoritatively flavored wine, with a rough and tumble mix of lumber and fruit that requires a couple of more years to come together; try 2012–2020.
This wine almost quivers with freshness when first sniffed, it’s so vibrant and citrusy. Then it broadens out nicely on the palate, delivering ripe melon and apple flavors and ample weight. Drink it now and over the next few months.
Hazyblur has coaxed some expressive fruit out of the often recalcitrant Pinot Gris grape. There’s lemon and pear here, set against a backdrop of almond and spice. Soft and light, this is one to serve poolside.