Halliday’s 90+ Pack
6 wines- 561 points between them- $240.
Here’s a 6 pack to celebrate the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion release.
So, some further information about the wines and the what Halliday had so say about them:
- 2017 Wahluu Blanc de Blancs (91 points)- Cool fermented in tank and stirred regularly before the 2nd fermentation and 30 months on lees. Granny Smith apple and nashi pear gelato scents. Flinty and saline notes of oyster shell, too, before a malty leesiness leads to a creamy mid palate and a tail of biscuit and brioche notes, lingering long. An aperitif style. Moderately complex, brisk and perceivably dry.
- 2019 Mt. Panorama Estate Chardonnay (96 points)- These Renzaglia wines are proving a revelation, with the engineering of flavour and structural architecture as finessed as the packaging. No shortage of ripe fruit flavours, with dried mango, white peach and nectarine strung across a chassis of salubrious oak, impeccably integrated, imparting riffs on hazelnut, truffle, nougat and chestnut. A masterstroke of ripe fruit, sexy oak, pungent mineral and mouthwatering freshness. Generosity far from the Madding Crowd. A very fine wine.
- 2018 Renzaglia Shiraz (92 points)- A spice mix of clove, pepper grind, mace and anise greets the nose. Violet, too. Blueberry and iodine sweep across the mid palate, while a thread of tannins weaves a well-defined relaxed finish. An excellent and affordable table wine. Of place. Of variety. Australia should make more honest, savoury, poised and eminently drinkable wines like this.
- 2018 Renzaglia Cabernet Sauvignon (92 points)- I never knew this estate till now. I like what I taste: measured wines, defined by the je ne sais quo of all good wine: meagre soils (granite, in this case) attentive viticulture and discerning winemaking, with a less-is-more approach embedded into the ethos. For this price, I can’t imagine much better. A wholesome mid-weighted table wine of frisky varietal disposition, slinky tannins, cassis, a riff of sage and mint and natural acidity. A lovely drink.
- 2018 Mt. Panorama Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (96 points)- This is exceptional cool-climate cabernet, somehow transcending the green edges of its blended sibling to showcase a sheath of impeccably tuned tannins, ripe and juicy. This makes all the difference! Spearmint, blackcurrant, olive, chilli, bay leaf and a swathe of firm, saliva-sapping tannins driving a long finish. Already delicious, its precocity belies the depth and longevity herein.
- 2018 Mt. Panorama Estate Shiraz (94 points)- A cool-climate display of Australia giving a nod to the luncheon wines of the northern Rhône. Crozes, perhaps. Blueberry, kelp, charcuterie, violet and an anchovy/tapenade salinity splayed across a long finish, driven by gentle but palpable tannins and a stream of juicy acidity. The tannins, to be churlish, could be firmer. Nevertheless, a delicious wine best in the earlier to mid term.
561 points- $240.