MOSAIC OF DREAMS

2016

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION – 95pts
Jane Faulkner
A 70/15/15% split and, as with Kaleidoscope Horizons, this spends 2 years in seasoned French oak, in both wines eschewing new oak has allowed the fruit tannins to take hold. In the mix, fleshy sweet plums and red liquorice, a herbal edge that's appealing with some roasted meats and savouriness too. Sandy tannins and a freshness through and through.

THE REAL REVIEW – 95pts
Huon Hooke
Deepish red colour with the last glimmer of purple in the rim. The bouquet is subdued, fresh-earthy and slightly vegetal, discreet and clean, while the palate opens with a lot of sweet jubey fruit and backs up with savoury earthy complexities and abundant tannin. The aftertaste is long and resonant and savoury and packs a serious chew, plus a bit of alcohol warmth at the end. Very good. Drink 2019 - 2031

QWINE - 95pts
Steve Leszczynski
So delicious! A dreamboat and then some.A Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre blend (70/15/15) which spent 24 months in seasoned French oak. Highly perfumed and dainty on its feet, it's a wine which just purrs. Swirl the glass to reveal juicy red fruits, raspberry rope, kicks of earth, dashes of meatiness and a lick of mandarin peel. So silky and delicately smooth, powdery tannins seal the deal with a kiss. It's a belter. Run to this.

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KALEIDOSCOPE HORIZONS

2016

 

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION – 95pts
Jane Faulkner
A 45/35/20% split; this spends 2 years in seasoned French oak, and it's meshed beautifully. Full-bodied, richly flavoured with spiced dark fruit, cocoa, wood smoke, ferrous and earthy too. Structured, powerful tannins yet this never feels heavy - it's lively and detailed.

 THE REAL REVIEW
Huon Hooke
Deep, rich red colour with a faint trace of purple and a complex and fascinating bouquet of smoky toasty oak and earthy, ironstone aromas. It's full-bodied, rich and solidly structured, with plenty of stuffing. An excellent wine loaded with character and interest. Drink 2019 - 2031.

THE WINE FRONT – 93pts
Mike Bennie
Charismatic blend from one of McLaren Vale’s favourite wine producers in one of McLaren Vale’s best cellar door settings. A serious wine emerges from what could be a fun-loving blend of grapes. Sour cherry scents coupled to dried strawberry, mocha notes and raspberry liquorice scents. Lots of power in perfume. The palate is sinewy in tannins and yet relatively concentrated, oily almost in its depth of dark berry and plummy fruit flavours, touched by dried herb, brown spice, let’s say bouquet garni, some Dutch liquorice (salty) and a dusting of pepper. Some grunt and grip here but never loses drinkability, still, you are in the grasp of a dense, punchy wine, no doubt. Done well with lots of detail.