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Sidewood Estate has started 2017 full steam ahead with some great reviews from James Halliday and Huon Hooke who are the top Wine Reviewers in the country and visited Sidewood late last year. See reviews below,

2016 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc 

James Halliday

Score: 95 points

Review: Estate-grown and selected from several sites with different row orientation, the state of the art Pellenc harvester delivering flawless berries. Free-run juice chilled, wild yeast, cool fermented in tank, and kept on lees for 4 months to successfully build mid-palate texture without compromising its drive and length…

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2015 Sidewood Mappinga Fume Blanc  

Huon Hooke

Score: 95 points

Review: A lovely rich, complex wine with good varietal fruit nicely entwined with fresh oak. Concentrated, powerful, impressive, and the fruit tastes good and ripe…

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2015 Sidewood Owen’s Chardonnay  

Huon Hooke

Score: 96 points

Review: A magical wine of great finesse as well as concentration and power. Lots of honey, nougat, creamy lees and grapefruit aromas. A superb chardonnay. (13% alc. All Mendoza clone, hand picked and low-yielding at 7-8 tonnes/hectare. 30% new oak)

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2015 Sidewood Estate Pinot Noir

James Halliday

Score: 96pts.

Review: Estate-grown Oberlin and Able clones, hand-picked, chilled for 24 hours, small batches of wild yeast, whole bunch and whole berry ferments, 12 months maturation in French oak (10% new). The spicy bouquet shows unmistakable, complex whole bunch aromas, the palate with a finely pitched savoury edge to the red and [more?].

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2015 Sidewood 777 Pinot Noir

James Halliday

Score: 95 points

Review: Estate-grown utilising one of the newer clones from Burgundy, hand-picked and wild yeast open-fermented with 25-40% whole bunches in different 2-5-tonne pots, extended maceration, pressed to French oak (15% new) for 10 months. Light, clear colour; the highly fragrant red cherry/wild strawberry bouquet shape the elegant palate. Gold medal Adelaide Hills Wine Show ’16.

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2015 Sidewood Mappinga Shiraz

Huon Hooke

Score: 95 points

Review: A very full-bodied, powerful rendition of Adelaide Hills shiraz, with depth and structure aplenty. Lots of chew as well. A big, solid, dense wine, which avoids excessive oakiness. Dark and red fruits are apparent, and there is only a hint of the mint that dominated the famous 2013 vintage.

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2013 Sidewood Mappinga Shiraz

Winestate Magazine

Score: 5 Stars

Review: Inky shiraz with lifted perfumed floral fruit fragrances. Bright mouth-watering palate, nicely structured with excellent depth and concentration of forest fruit and red currant flavours. Time!

Shop it:  This wine is still available to Wine Club Members despite being sold out online and purchase limits may apply if purchased at the Cellar Door. Click here to sign up to the Wine Club.

 

 

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