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10 Jan

Harewood Estate wines in the UK

By: SVS Categories: Trade News, SVS Around the World, Reviews and Awards, Winemakers

The Great Southern wine growing region provides unmatched versatility and quality for a winemaker. With vineyards across the district, Harewood Estate wines runs under the experienced hand of winemaker James Kellie to showcase this diverse and spectacular landscape.

Based in Denmark overlooking the Southern Ocean, James Kellie’s elegant and pure wine style is expressed in a range of wines produced from grapes grown in select, low yielding Frankland River, Mount Barker, Porongurup and Denmark vineyards.

We’re excited to be presenting his wines on 21st January at the Australia Trade Tasting in London (event info here). Read on to see what our reviewers have had to say about these wines.

2019 Harewood Estate Denmark Riesling

93 points – Angus Hughson, The Wine Pilot
Sourced near the town of Denmark this is a pretty but shy Riesling style. It has aromatic green apple, lemongrass and citrus fruits that are subtle and delicate. Dry, with jasmine like complexity, it is already superb to drink in an understated almost European style. Drink over the next 5 years.

2019 Harewood Estate Denmark Pinot Noir

90 points – Patrick Eckel, Wine Reviewer
A pretty light to medium red in colour, the nose has dense cherry and rhubarb fruit with a slight sappiness and freshly tilled earth The wine carries its 14% alcohol well with dark cherry and strawberry giving varietal characteristics but as you would expect bigger and extracted than is sometimes the case, there is a weave of warm spices that gives complexity and contrast to the finish. At a retail of $20 there is definitely value here.

2018 Harewood Estate Shiraz

93 points – Angus Hughson, The Wine Pilot
James Kellie has hit the mark in 2018. It is a clasic cooler climate Shiraz – complex and subtle with white pepper, salami, violets and redcurrant fruit. Only midweight but packs a real punch with great fruit concentration in a juicy, savoury style. It is balanced, elegant, complex and long – loved it.

2016 Harewood Estate Reserve Chardonnay

95 points – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
Straw-coloured and alive to the day. Ripped with fig, pineapple and grapefruit before a fine etching of flint, smoke and cedar wood. It feels seductive, tastes sophisticated, and finishes with a satisfying kick.
91 points – Decanter Highly Recommended.
90 points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Full buttercup-yellow colour, the bouquet reflecting the same premature development, with buttered toast and honey, a sprinkle of apricot jam, while the palate is rich and mellow, generous and flavoursome at the same time as it’s nervy, with very bright acidity and bracing crispness. This would be good with simply-cooked fish.
90 points – Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review
A powerful wine grapefruit and lemon flavours, strong nutty sulfides and an intense core of acidity. Great energy, and succulent fruit flavours on the finish. Decanting is recommended to open the fruit aromas.

2017 Harewood Reserve Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

94 points – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
All the thistles and burs, and snow pea and passionfruit flavours, you could ever hope for. This doesn’t go quietly. It’s a rage of scent and flavour – freshness and juiciness a given, texture an added bonus.
90 points – Toni Paterson, The Real Review
Fresh pea pod aromatics. The palate is zippy and citrusy with concentrated nectarine and ripe lemon flavours. Good tension, intensity and palate weight.

 

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