Mayford Wines – ★★★★★
Mayford Wines Shiraz 2017 – Gold – Rating 95
Excellent spread of flavour and the balance to match. This is another tiptop release from Mayford. Trademark black cherry flavours almost move into plum; toast and chicory characters come thanks to oak; peppercorn is part of the wine’s story. Ultra-fine but assertive tannin exerts a certain confidence. All the right moves.
Mayford Wines Tempranillo 2018 – Gold – Rating 96
Mayford’s hidden valley just keeps turning out topflight tempranillo. This is as good as any release so far. It’s savoury as much as sweet, juicy with flavour as much as it is structured and controlled. Ample flavour without going overboard and a sustained finish; give it a couple of years in bottle and then start tucking in.
Mayford Wines Chardonnay 2018 – Silver – Rating 93
A fine chardonnay with lime, oatmeal, sweet peach and oak spice characters flowing harmoniously through the palate. There’s a subtle flintiness, just enough to give it some spark, but pure fruit and oak put the runs on the board.
Campbell Mattinson – Halliday Wine Companion 2021