Winemaker Cathy Howard’s vineyard Whicher Ridge missed the jackpot by two kilometres.
Whicher Ridge Mademoiselle V Viognier 2016, Geographe, AUD $32
Whicher Ridge Elevage Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Geographe, AUD $28
I tasted the latest crop of Mazza wines, all of which are modestly priced, and found a lot to like.
Willowbridge Estate Dragonfly Cabernet Merlot 2015, Geographe, AUD $19.95
Whicher Ridge Viognier, Geographe 2013 $29 A very good viognier, which is a rare commodity. Light to mid yellow hue with a bouquet of creamy yeast lees, poached stone fruits and spices, including cinnamon. A wine of character, which doesn’t err on the side of
Western Australian wine, especially Margaret River’s, is riding high, but what about that lesser-known region called Geographe? Wines from this region have been coming to my attention increasingly, climaxing in the recent 2014 Boutique Wine Awards. In this show, Geographe was a surprise package, landing
Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Cabernet Merlot, Geographe 2012 $17 Yet another great-value wine under this unassuming label. It has authentic varietal raspberry and mulberry aromas and flavours, while the palate is firm and dry with a healthy tannin grip, which calls for protein-rich food. Best
Willow Bridge Estate Solana Tempranillo, Geographe 2011 $25 This is a bright, purplish young red with mint and banana aromas – youthful and a trifle raw, but inviting. It’s firm and tight in the mouth with minty berry flavours, lots of fruit, and tannins which