The Wine Advocate is one of the world’s most respected authorities on wine. Wines are tasted by a team of professional wine critics based in the US, and scored according to The Wine Advocate’s ranking system, a 50-100 point quality scale. Here are the full reviews of Passel Estate’s wines, included in the latest issue of The Wine Advocate.
“Boasting expressive aromas of passion fruit and pink grapefruit enriched by a subtle layer of French had (20% was barrel fermented, although the wine aged in stainless steel), the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is a medium-bodied wine with a precise, laser-like finish. It’s ripe enough to avoid the herbal excesses of the variety, yet it remains tightly focused and crisp.”
“Hints of roasted cashews and grilled pineapple mark the nose of the barrel-fermented 2016 Chardonnay. It’s a plump, medium-bodied wine, but it has a crisply delineated spine of citrusy acids (tangerines and grapefruit) running through it and showing fine focus on the finish.”
“Thyme and sage accent cassis in the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the archetypal Margaret River Cabernet, from it’s classic flavour profile to the supple, medium-bodied feel on the palate and through to the mouthwatering finish. The oak treatment is subtle, serving just to support and round out the herb and berry flavours. Nicely done.”
“Despite being matured 18 months in French oak (50% new), the 2015 Lot 71 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon isn’t dominated by wood. Instead, it’s intense cassis fruit is simply supported and framed by it’s élevage. Sure, there are hints of vanilla and cedar in this medium to full-bodied wine, but they are strictly in the background. Supple tannins, hints of sage and bay leaf and a long, elegant finish cap off a command performance.”
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