Internationally recognised Master of Wine, Andrew Caillard, has just published his Margaret River Wine Guide for The Vintage Journal and we are very proud to be featured in it.
Andrew Caillard MW is a former wine auctioneer and widely respected fine wine expert with a specialist knowledge in Australian wine. The Vintage Journal is published primarily for the fine wine industry and wine collectors.
The Vintage Journal Margaret River Wine Guide is a fascinating and in-depth account of our famous wine region, from its beginnings through to the current producers and wines that make it what it is today. We recommend settling in to read it by the fireplace, with a glass of one of Passel Estate’s Margaret River red wines recommended by Andrew below.
Passel Estate 2016 Lot 71 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: 95 Points
“Deep crimson. Fresh blackberry, praline aromas with vanilla, marzipan notes. Richly concentrated, smooth and velvety with lovely blackberry, blackcurrant, dark chocolate flavours, supple fine grainy textures, superb inky density and underlying expresso oak notes. Finishes surprisingly soft for a claret style, with very good mineral length. Will have very wide appeal. 100% cabernet sauvignon.”
Passel Estate 2018 Shiraz: 93 Points
“Medium-deep crimson. Complex blackberry, chestnut, vanilla nougat aromas and flavours, hint tobacco leaf notes, fine loose-knot supple tannins, inky density and some nougat/chestnut oak notes. Velvety firm finish with bittersweet notes.”
Passel Estate 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon: 90 Points
“Medium-deep crimson. Black olive, dark chocolate, touch soupy tobacco leaf aromas. Inky-textured black olive, dark chocolate, charcuterie flavours, fine gritty textures, some good mid-palate richness and firm tannin finish. 100% cabernet sauvignon.”