Helen’s Hill Syrah reviews

2014 vintage

James Halliday – October 2016

Deep purple-crimson; destemmed and crushed to small open top stainless steel pots for co-fermentation with 1.24% viognier. After 10 days on skins, was pressed, settled and racked to French barriques (35% new) for 18 months maturation, during which time it was only racked once prior to being readied for bottling. […]

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Helen’s Hill Cabernets reviews

2014 vintage

James Halliday – Published on 01 Aug 2017

“Excellent depth and clarity of crimson-purple colour; a complex, rich and substantial medium to full-bodied wine; black fruits, cedar, earth and warm spices; the tannins are supple, and lengthen the finish and aftertaste. Drink by 2035, 95 points.”

2013 vintage

James Halliday August 2016

“Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec […]

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Helen’s Hill Pinot Noir reviews

2015 vintage

James Halliday Wine Companion Review – October 2016

Star-bright crimson hue; two clones, both old, destemmed but not crushed for whole berry fermentation in open top fermenters with 8-10 days on skins. Pressed, settled and racked to French barriques for 11 months, held on fine lees without racking until racked for bottling. It has a […]

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Helen’s Hill Chardonnay reviews

2016 Helen’s Hill Estate Breachley Block Single Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay

James Halliday – Published on 01 Aug 2017

“Hand-picked, three clones, wild-fermented in French oak (28% new); 10mth maturation. A fragrant bouquet and perfectly poised palate, with grapefruit and minerally acidity the drivers of a long, lingering finish and fresh aftertaste. Drink by 2028, 95 points.”

Gary […]

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Ingram Road Pinot Noir reviews

2015 vintage

Melbourne International Wine Competition  – 2016 silver medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huon Hooke – 12/8/2016. The Real Review

Good depth and hue of colour, the wine sweetly ripe and clean, fragrant and attractive in bouquet and flavour. The palate has weight and depth, good soft tannins in abundance, and charmingly aromatic red cherry and floral nuances. It’s fairly plain […]

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Ingram Road Chardonnay reviews

2016 vintage

Gary Walsh – Wine Front – Published 07 Aug 2017

“Formerly listed as Ingram Rd here, but seems to be the full name now, though I’ll stick with our standard. It’s the sort of thing that annoys CM intensely. Juicy flavoursome chardonnay with a bit of restraint. Peach, citrus and sawn wood and cashew. Decent […]

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Ingram Rd Sauvignon Blanc reviews

2015 vintage

James Halliday August 2016

“Unoaked, but tropical fruit salad-filled, citrussy acidity provides the dressing for the salad. 89 points”

2012 vintage

Wine Selector 2012 review
“Fine straw with a green hue. Very attractive herbaceous complexity with asparagus & elderflower perfume. Juicy & long flavours with ripe fruit expression & velvety, complete palate length. A very appealing varietal style […]

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Helen’s Hill Arneis reviews

2013 vintage 

James Halliday, 27 July 2015

“Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild-fermented in used French barriques. Has a floral bouquet and a lively, fresh and crisp palate, clear notes of almond and pear; good acidity and length. Arneis is an ancient Italian variety that disappeared in the ’70s, but has bounced back. 92 points.”

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Helen’s Hill Breachley block review

Our 2013 Helen’s Hill Breachley Block Chardonnay recently received a great review from James Halliday. He gave it an outstanding 95 points – fantastic news for us!

Halliday made the following comments about our chardonnay:

“Estate-grown and hand-picked; wild yeast barrel fermentation, then lees stirred; coupled with the relatively early picking, the approach has worked very well, […]

By |June 13th, 2014|reviews, wine|0 Comments

CGC (Consistently Good Chardonnay)

As each year passes we tend to forget the prior year so as I was unwrapping a pallet of the about to be released Helen’s Hill 2010 Chardonnay to fill the Cellar Door stocks and ready the wine shipments to our national distributors I wondered how it would stack up against past vintages. This prompted […]

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