91 points

Robert Oatley 2012 Riesling (Great Southern)

This is a bit rounder and richer than many Australian Rieslings, with pronounced weight and rich texture on the palate. Instead of lime, it delivers orange blossom and orange sherbet notes that linger elegantly on the finish. Drink now–2020.

 — J.C.   Published 9/1/2013
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91 points

Robert Oatley 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)

A prime example of what Margaret River is capable of, this is a full-bodied, supple yet tannic Cabernet Sauvignon at a fair price. Notes of cedar, cassis and mocha offer ample interest, finishing rich and chewy. Drink 2013–2020.

 — J.C.   Published 7/1/2011
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90 points

Robert Oatley 2010 Shiraz (McLaren Vale)

This full-bodied Shiraz could use a touch more textural richness, but it’s otherwise a lovely example, boasting pristine blackberry fruit and complex hints of black olive and espresso on the long finish. Drink now–2020.

 — J.C.   Published 4/1/2014
90 points

Robert Oatley 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)

A sculpted, refined expresion of Cabernet Sauvignon, Oatley’s 2010 combines hints of mint and dark berries into a wine that offers clean, pure fruit, subtle oak shadings and a long, silky finish. Drink now–2020.

 — J.C.   Published 9/1/2013
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90 points

Robert Oatley 2010 Gewürztraminer (Mudgee)

This wine bursts from the glass with smack-you-in-the-face Gewürz aromas of roses, ginger and lychee, and doesn’t let up on the palate. It’s full and a bit viscous without getting blowsy, with lingering spice notes on the finish. An exciting development from a virtually unknown viticultural area. Drink now.

 — J.C.   Published 5/1/2011
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90 points

Robert Oatley 2013 Finisterre Chardonnay (Margaret River)

Made in an elegant, filigreed style, this wine delivers understated hints of smoke, pear and melon. Given time in the glass, some peach notes emerge. Pleasantly plump on the midpalate, the flavors and textures tighten on the crisp finish.

 — J.C.   Published 3/1/2015
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90 points

Robert Oatley 2009 Finisterre Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)

There’s a lot to like in this effort: ample dark fruit, complex notions of tea leaves and dried grasses, and a richly textured, long finish. The wine is medium bodied and not very tannic, making it easy to sip repeatedly. Drink it over the next 8–10 years.

 — J.C.   Published 9/1/2013
89 points

Robert Oatley 2012 Finisterre Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)

Like most Margaret River Cabernets, this is not a big, bombastic wine. Instead, it’s medium bodied and supple in style, with notes of black cherry and cassis balanced by vanilla and baking spice. Drink now–2015.

 — J.C.   Published 3/1/2015
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