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An IMPRESSIVE 95 POINTS for our Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The review is in and James Halliday has given our Sauvignon Blanc 2013 an impressive 95 points.

“Rating: 95 $26.99 Drink by: 2015 Alc: 13.5%

Hand-picked estate-grown Home Block grapes were cooled overnight; 43% cold-fermented in stainless steel using a yeast tailor-made for sauvignon blanc, the remainder fermented in used French barriques, 14% with wild yeast. Purity is the watchword for this wine, its green pea, grass and nettle flavours largely hiding an undertow of tropical notes, the package accelerating on the powerful finish.

Margaret River”

Nothing snooty about this wine

93++ points for our Chardonnay 2012

“Forester has long been a solid provider of high quality Margaret River wine at prices much more modest than many of their snooty neighbours. This racy Chardonnay is not amongst their cheapest offerings, but others would charge much more for one of this class. It’s not fat like the old dead Rosemounts that made people reach for the lemon juice, nor is it lean and skinny like the current cheapo Chablis that the somms of Sydney are rubbing on gullets with great success. Rather, this is a distinguished and accomplished wine of modest form. Grown on 34 year-old Mendoza clone vines (a Casa Blanco favourite), and made using techniques that fit neatly between those Rosemount (woody; jammy) and Chablis (steely; lean) extremes, it’s a lovely thing from first sniff to its last lingering ooze. It has that languid, come-hither, slightly fatty air of grilled cashews, fitting neatly with its flashy vanillinoids, which are almost on the jackfruit level. These characters give the wine its lovely vanilla crême texture, which is comforting and reassuring. Its flavour is somewhere in the realm of soft nougat and citrus rind; its finish long, gentle and appetising. It makes me yearn for an Amalfi saltimbocca, or the char-grilled garfish at that same wonderful sanctum.”

Philip White, Wall Street Journal: Drinkster world’s no. 2 Wineblog.

WOW what an impressive year 2013 was for our brands

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

BLUE GOLD & TOP 100 – Sydney International Wine Show 2014

GOLD – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013

93 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014

4.5 Stars and TOP in Category – Winestate New Releases
2014

 

Cabernet Merlot 2011

Silver Medal – Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show 2013

Silver Medal – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2013

Silver Medal – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013

91 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014

 

Shiraz 2010

GOLD – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013

Silver Medal – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2013

 

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

GOLD – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013

Silver Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2013

91 Points – Wine Showcase Magazine new release tasting
2013

 

Chardonnay 2011

Silver Medal Outstanding – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013, second consecutive year.

93 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014

 

Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

GOLD – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013

92 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014

 

Home Block Shiraz 2010

GOLD – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013

 

 

Ray Jordan

GOLD GOLD GOLD

95 Points for 2010 Forester Estate Cabernet Merlot

95 Points for 2010 Forester Estate Cabernet Merlot