By Fergal Gleeson
Voyager Estate Project Ull Syrah 2016 RRP $50
Voyager Estate’s Project wines reflect a wish to create distinctive wines from special parcels of fruit. The Project Wines include the unusual such as a Chenin Viognier blend, a sparkling Rose as well as the more familiar.
The Syrah has a beautiful nose promising a world of berries. There’s lush, silken fruit with a smooth tannin stitched gently through it. The wine is pretty and vivid but it’s balanced with a freshness and savouriness.
I’d buy some for now and some for later. The Project Wines are only available from the Cellar Door or their website. Cellar door and restaurant, which was awarded ‘Regional Restaurant of the Year’ by the 2018 WA Good Food Guide, is open daily.
Rosily Merlot 2017 RRP $20
Black fruit, plums, spiciness and a nice savouriness runs through this bright and lively Merlot from Rosily Vineyards.
Rosily’s prices make you jump for joy but the quality and attention to detail shouldn’t be forgotten: handpicked, certified organic, estate grown Merlot grown on clay soils.
They form part of an excellent range that is unpretentious and hard to fault. Cellar door open at weekends and holidays.
Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Merlot 2016 RRP $77
This is a silky smooth Merlot with fine tannins and flavours that range from earthy to bright and refreshing. The consistent quality of Moss Wood Merlot means that it sits comfortably in any ‘right bank’ Bordeaux company.
Keith and Clare Mugford continue to push the boundary of how good Australian Merlot can be. It’s age worthy for sure but much more drinkable now than most Cabernet of equivalent quality.
Moss Wood are one of Margaret River’s founding wineries and make a range of wines recognised as among the best in the region.
From Your Margaret River Magazine