WineFront, October 2013 (Gary Walsh) - 92 points
"...Nick Spencer tells me -
“15 year old vines , old wood, 500 litre puncheons, 40 days on skins.”
Which, assuming I had any talents besides making up funny names for people and being a smart arse, is exactly how I’d make Nebbiolo in this country.Juicy cherries, aniseed, a bit of leather, some floral perfume – smells like Neb – but so youthful and perky! Medium bodied, buoyant and coloured red and purple, with fine grained tannin, a slightly slippery feel and convincing length. Nice package. It needs some time to settle and build complexity, but what an impressive debut."
This wine is grown on a single vineyard located just outside Gundagai on the wave banks of the famous Murrumbidgee river. The vineyard experiences very warm days and massive diurnal swings at night with sub 10-degree evenings on occasion. The wine treads a fine line between power and elegance and...
Tasting Notes Cool style from a cool climate. Honey, white flowers, peppermint, white peach and vanilla oak spice. Light bodied, precise and fine boned with well etched acidity, clean cool lines, and a long dry flinty finish. It’s a pleasure to drink: a Pan Galactic Maragle Blaster. Bright, lifted citrus...
Background Maragle sits at an altitude of 405 meters above sea level, 30 kms south of the Courabyra vineyard making it one of the lowest altitude vineyards in Tumbraumba. The vineyard also sits at the top of a small valley resulting in sinking cold air and rising warm air. In...