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Sunday 28 July 2013

Michael Hall Roussanne 2011

Michael Hall is a producer to watch. This Roussanne spends 11 months in French oak, 1200 bottles produced in this vintage. Fruit is drawn from the Barossa, predominantly Marananga sub-district with a little additional fruit from Greenock.

Shows excellent varietal character with honeysuckle, white florals, creamy citrus and a little pine-nut added complexity.

The palate is a full-on textural assault, the creamy hints evident on the nose also present on the palate. Citrus-tinged, it shows an excellent acid structure, if initially seeming a little closed. Drinks very well now, but if you're lucky enough to have a stash, it will certainly reward cellaring and consumption in around 5 years time. Putting my nuts on the line here, with a deserved: 94 - Excellent

Tasted on: Monday 1st July, a Leaf Day
Source: Retail, Grand Central Cellars
Price: $35
Alcohol: 12.9%
Closure: Screwcap

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1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked this - I've seen a couple of less favourable notes. Thought it was excellent too