Mayford Wines – ★★★★★
Mayford Wines Shiraz 2019 – Gold – Rating 96
A wine of pure class. Perfectly reflects the Alpine Valleys’ ability to compete when it comes to quality shiraz. Ready for the glass or a long run in the cellar, it arrives integrated and balanced with a budding complexity. Dark plum, black berries, a shopping list of spices including anise and just a touch of intriguing eucalyptus. The ground work for a big future is set against a nuanced display of smoky oak and fine tannins.
Mayford Wines Tempranillo 2021 – Gold – Rating 96
Wow! What a comeback! After losing her entire 2020 vintage to smoke taint, Eleana Anderson is back, big time. Tempranillo, always a Mayford highlight, shines in the fabulous ’21 vintage. Great vibrancy of colour in deep purple hues. Offers up a striking perfume of well-defined dark cherries, plum, earth, dried rosemary, dusty cocoa, red licorice. An effortless beauty unfolds across the palate. Medium bodied, supple, textural, too, and with so much life still to be explored. Give it time.
Mayford Wines Chardonnay 2021 – Gold – Rating 95
With no wine made in 2020, the return of chardonnay to the Mayford fold brings the winemakers’s usual touch of class and precision. It’s a fine-featured chardonnay with acidity taking charge at this early stage, slowly revealing a delicacy of citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon zest) with pear skin, a gentle spiciness and some nutty influences. Coming together beautifully and deliciously now, give it more time if you can and you will be rewarded.
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