Reviews

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

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

 

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