Grace Farm has not only maintained a five-star rating in James Halliday’s 2016 Wine Companion
, but has also consolidated its position with higher ratings for all wines. Australia’s most authoritative wine expert released his annual guide this week. Grace Farm’s Cabernet Sauvignon 13 and soon-to-be-released Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 13 were awarded 96 points. Both the SBS 14 and Chardonnay 14 achieved 95 points. This is an impressive achievement for winemaker Jonathan Mettam and viticulturist Tim Quinlan whose aim is to produce premium wines with consistency and finesse.
Trophies WA and Perth Wine Shows '14. Partially barrel-fermented, it has tropical fruits at its heart, given structure and authority by lemongrass and snow pea flavours surrounding the heart. Sophisticated winemaking, outstanding value. BUY NOW.
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed to French barriques. Bright quartz-green; a very elegant and expressive wine, winemaker, variety and place all contributing to the outcome; it has great length, and will grow another leg in bottle over the next few years. BUY NOW.
Gold medals Margaret River and Perth Wine Shows '14. It is immediately obvious why the wine has consistently risen to the top in what are always highly competitive classes in wine shows; it has deeply layered cassis fruit and complementary oak, yet retains elegance, the finish unusually supple for cabernet. BUY NOW
2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 96 points
The best parcels from four estate blocks have been selected for this wine. It has vivid, deep purple-crimson colour, and is more intense and structured than its estate sibling; it is akin to a 2yo First Growth Bordeaux: its quality is laid out in stark letters, but it's a long way from being even half-ready to drink.
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