Reviews

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

Pinot Noir | 2020

“2020 is shaping up to be such an effortless vintage (for us drinkers, anyway). This silken and plush, laden with ripe red cherries, redcurrants, pomegranates and summer strawberries. Routinely a wonderful wine this vintage is no exception.”

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The Mallee Root | 2019

“This is a wine that has improved over the years and continues to offer some of the best value for Margaret River reds. It’s a blend of cabernet sauvignon with small contributions from petit verdot and cabernet franc. The result is a smooth and quite rich succulent wine of soft oak and tannin influence but still with a serious side in structure and poise.”

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The Mallee Root | 2019

“Licorice, aniseed and fennel flowers linger through the finish, adorning the resplendent red fruit. Quite gorgeous. At this price, a steal.”

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Cabernet Sauvignon | 2019

“Labeled Cabernet Sauvignon, although Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc often make small contributions. In any case, this wine is about red berry / red currant Cabernet fruit, and great length and persistence. Underpinning the quality fruit is a beautifully handled tannin structure. A hallmark of the VP reds is wonderfully ripe tannins, and in the 2019, the pristine red berry that builds through the palate, is seemingly escorted by those tannins through to a very long close, finishing fruit fresh.”

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Cabernet Sauvignon | 2019

“This is the flagship for Victory Point. There is a wonderful brightness and energy through here, with a lively buoyant precise medium bodied palate. The new and older oak has been balanced astutely to harmonise with those chalky fine tannins.”

winepilot.com | 95

 

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017

Gold Medal Winner
“A classic note of cassis and cigar box with a rich, elegant, layered, structured, concentrated, opaque palate.”

International Wine Challenge | GOLD

 

Chardonnay | 2018

“60% Gingin clone, the balance clones 277, 76 and 95. Hand-picked fruit, whole-bunch pressed to barrel for 10 months (42% new). Partial wild ferment, partial mlf, regular bâtonnage. Fabulous intensity of flavour – this really dives deep and goes long on the palate. Yellow and white peach, brine, curry leaf and all the good things we want to see in high-quality chardonnay, with some red apple skins and crushed cashew for good measure. Great length of flavour, no shortage of heft.”
– Erin Larkin

Halliday Wine Companion | 95

 

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2018

“Rich, ripe and with a meaty undertow, this cabernet makes a serious statement on both the nose and the palate. Powerful fruit and dense weight shows a wine capable of immense pleasure in the short term, but with all the generous stuffing that will ensure it a long and graceful future in the cellar, too. This has grunt and Euro structuring, aniseed and clove through the long finish.”
– Erin Larkin

Halliday Wine Companion | 96

 

The Mallee Root | 2018

“Some wines demand that you smell them over and over…this is one. Elegant, savoury and aromatic, it’s all about salted cassis, pomegranate, whiffs of pink peppercorn and loads of exotic spice. The palate is shaped by curvy tannins. Demanding though it may be, you get more than what you pay for. Impressive.”
– Erin Larkin

Halliday Wine Companion | 95

 

Pinot Noir | 2019

“This is beautiful. Layered and spicy, with folds of delicate red berry flavours, marbled with exotic spice like pink peppercorn, cardamom and succulent ripe acidity. There is a lot of pleasure here, all of which can be experienced at any time over the long, lingering finish. The cool year has helped craft a wine of finesse and balance, making this one of the smartest pinots in the state.”
– Erin Larkin

Halliday Wine Companion | 96

 

Rosé | 2021

Best Of The West
“Capturing all the essential perfumed aromatics of a blend of varieties with just a little savoury character edging in” – Ray Jordan

Ray Jordan's Wine Guide 2022 | 94

 

Rosé | 2021

2021 Victory Point Wines Rose
“Slickly made, with a blend of pinot noir, cabernet franc and malbec; part fermented in barrel, the remainder fermented cool in tank. A luxuriantly rich rose, but remains nimble on the feet as the bevy of red fruits roll along the tongue. Top-class match for Asian food.”

James Halliday | 95

 

Rosé | 2019

2019 Rosé 95 points – GOLD
A blend of malbec, pinot noir and cabernet franc. It is a striking wine with strong allspice, vanilla pod and red fruits on the bouquet, promptly built on by the finish of the palate. Estate-grown, the winemaking skills of Mark Messenger on display.

James Halliday
Published 01 August 2020

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Chardonnay | 2017

2017 Chardonnay 96 Points
I love this sort of chardonnay. Peaches and cream references fealty to the Margaret River postcode, this is unashamedly rich. Yet the oak is nestled in, the maritime acidity febrile; a hint of reductive flint evincing authority and energy amidst truffled wild yeast influence. Delicious!

Ned Goodwin MW
Published 01 August 2020

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The Mallee Root | 2017

2017 Cabernet Malbec “The Mallee Root”

‘A 56/34/10% estate blend, open-fermented, 7-14 days on skins, pressed to French oak (25% new) for 16 months, the components managed separately before blending. In the seductive, generous and soft style that is the hallmark of Victory Point. 95 points.’ James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion

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Halliday Wine Companion | 95/100

 

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2016

The bright colour and highly fragrant bouquet of cassis/red berries leave no doubt: this will be an elegant, medium bodied Bordeaux blend with silky mouthfeel and ultrafine tannins (part ex fruit, part ex oak). It was an exceptional vintage and this is an exceptional wine. To 2041.

2020 Halliday Wine Companion | 97/100

 

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