Reviews

Select your favourite wine and/or vintage to read their reviews.

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2015

Deep red colour with a brick-red tint and lacks purple tints now. The bouquet is similarly showing some development and has a savoury, forward-developed nature. It’s starting to show some attractive aged development. Soy, nori and blackberry, with spice and earthy tinges. It’s a very good drink: not overly polished but generous and robust with heaps of character. It’s starting to drink beautifully now – 2034.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review | 95 points

 

Chardonnay | 2015

In recent years the chardonnays from Victory Point have moved into a new zone of excellence. This is another super example. Strikes a superb balance, with intense savoury notes and a touch of minerality adding to the precision on the palate. Arguably their best chardonnay yet.
Best drinking: Now to 2029.

The Weekend West magazine, march 16, 2019 | 96 points

 

Rosé | 2018

This blend of cabernet franc, pinot noir and malbec is consistently one of WA’s best rosés. Delightful aromatics of perfumed floral notes mianly due to that franc component. Had a little neutral oak treatment, with four months on lees to bring some textural feel into the palate. It just works so well. Love it.

Ray Jordan | 93

 

Rosé | 2017

50% cabernet franc, 45% pinot noir, 5% malbec destemmed, crushed and pressed, 45% fermented in used oak. Bright pink, tinged with salmon; flooded with flavours ranging from red fruits on the fore-palate, moving to savoury/spicy on the finish. Has attitude and length, the barrel ferment component providing an extra degree of texture and structure. Very good value.

James Halliday Wine Companion | 93 / 100 Points

 

Rosé | 2016

Pale pink; a vibrant, pure and delicious rose, so much so I was tempted to have a mouthful at 7am on a long day of tasting to come. The articulation of the red fruits, the silky mouthfeel, the length and the fruit-acid balance are all perfect.

James Halliday Wine Companion | 96 / 100 Points

 

The Mallee Root | 2015

A 62/33/5% blend vinified and matured separately. Bright colour; a wine full of nervosity (a French word but needed here) thanks to its bright acidity linked with fine tannins. Drink to 2029

James Halliday Wine Companion | 94 Points

 

Rosé | 2015

Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Victory Point seems to be on the rise.
Good stuff this. Crisp red fruits, something of a violet perfume, but some muck and forest floor with it. Crunchy, lightly tannic, grip and shape through the mouth, and a long dry finish.

The Wine Front | 92 / 100

 

Rosé | 2015

Made from malbec and cabernet franc, with a small amount barrel-fermented, which has not led to any salmon tinge to the colour. It has a distinctive flavour profile, not surprising given its varietal base; spiced plum comes to the fore of both its bouquet and palate, and continues in an unbroken stream through to the finish.

James Halliday Wine Companion | 95 / 100

 

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2015

Blackcurrant inky with tobacco and lifted herbs. A serious wine with gravelly tannin made in a refined style. Classic and elegant with lovely layers.

International Wine Challenge | Gold Medal

 

Chardonnay | 2015

“Notes of rose petal, gingerbread, almonds and marzipan, with a creamy and textured mouthfeel, lead to lively pineapple fruit on the finish”

2019 International Wine Challenge | Silver Medal

 

Malbec | 2014

Plum, violets, bay leaf, a bit of liquorice, spice too. Medium bodied, pleasing redcurrant and plum flavour sprinkled with a seasoning of dried herb and spice. Tannin offers some chalky grip and texture, acidity is fresh and breezy, and there’s a tobacco, dried rose and redcurrant finish of precision and fine length. They’re doing good work with Malbec over at Victory Point.

The Wine Front | 93 / 100 Points

 

Rosé | 2014

Highly refreshing, with bright red currant, strawberry and musky / meaty tones. This textural rose offers an enjoyable mouth feel and displays more complexity that many of its contemporaries

| 92 / 100

 

Rosé | 2014

One of the best Rosés made in this state. It is made from Cabernet Franc and Malbec which both contribute to its highly aromatic appeal. The palate is light bodied with a dry crisp finish. This is very much in the Provence style.

WA Wine Guide | 93 / 100

 

Rosé | 2014

A pale bright pink 85/15% blend of cabernet franc and malbec, hand-picked, crush and 4 hours skin contact; largely fermented in tank, part barrel. A superior Rosé, bone dry, but with clear red fruits and a refreshing finish with balanced acidity.

James Halliday Wine Companion | 92 / 100

 

The Mallee Root | 2014

44/31/25%, hand-picked, the varieties vinified separately, open-fermented, pressed to French oak (50% new), spending 17 months in oak before blending trials completed, bottled Nov ’15. Blackcurrant, plum and black cherry all contribute, and collectively push oak and tannins onto the back of the stage.

James Halliday Wine Companion | 95 / 100 Points

 

Malbec | 2014

One of those distinguished, albeit small, producers of Malbec in Margaret River that throw down the gauntlet to Langhorne Creek and Clare Valley. The Mediterranean climate of the Clare Valley is shared with Langhorne Creek, but the soil is very different in Margaret River, giving the wine a freshness and juicy precision to its dark plum fruit.

James Halliday Wine Companion | 95 / 100 Points

 

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2014

Super expressive wine from this wonderful Margaret River vintage. Engaging bouquet of black olive, tobacco leaf and ripe blackcurrant. But the palate is where this wine sings. It’s been expertly woven with chalky tannin and fine-grained oak, holding the concentrated fruit to a most stylish, focused finish. A little floral malbec and structural petit verdot has added further interest in the palate. Excellent. Best drinking now to 2038.

Ray Jordan |

 

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2014

Includes 13% petit verdot, small batch open fermented, hand plunged, 14 days on skins, matured for 16 months in French barriques (40% new). Doing what comes easily in Margaret River, other regions looking on enviously. Bright, full colour; the fragrant, cassis and dried bay leaf aromas and flavours sit comfortably in a medium-bodied, textured palate of great elegance and length. Great now, but will breeze through the next 20 years.

James Halliday Wine Companion | 95 / 100 Points

 

Chardonnay | 2014

“Another impressive chardonnay. Starts with good fruit from an excellent vintage but then the winemaking takes over and it has been well managed. Whole-bunch pressing, all barrel fermented and some wild yeast with a little lees stirring. There is a mix of clones here as well as the traditional Mendoza. Has a flinty finish with deep butterscotch and mealy fruit in the middle palate. A trace of blue cheese complexity. Love it. Drink to 2028.”

Ray Jordan | 96 Points

 

Chardonnay | 2014

“An exciting chardonnay that portrays the synergy between the clones and the place, purity and elegance in a symbiotic union that opens new doors every time you come back to it. Drink to 2030.”

James Halliday Wine Companion | 96/100