THE REVIEWS

Art Series Sparkling

Vintage 2017: Ned Goodwin MW- “An assemblage of a sparkling chardonnay clone and Burgundian pinot noir strains, made in tank. Flavours of honeydew melon and a whiff of toast are sluiced with a nice bead of fizz and some perky acidity, punctuating the frothy mouthfeel. A nice apero.”

Art Series Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage 2018: Toni Paterson MW- “Delicate fruit and pleasing restraint on the nose. The palate is rounded and fruity with good energy. Excellent softness, brightness and flavour.”

Vintage 2017: Ned Goodwin MW- “Pungently aromatic, displaying the usual cavalcade of greengage, spearmint and nettle. This is bracing stuff, leaning heavily toward verdant undertones over fruit. Its rasp makes the nostril hairs bristle!”

Art Series Chardonnay

Vintage 2018: Toni Paterson MW – “A lovely aroma followed by a powerful palate. Great energy and drive. Tight lemon, pear and white peach flavours”

Halliday Wine Review - 90 Point SILVER

Vintage 2017: Campbell Mattinson –“ It's a particularly lemony expression of the variety but bites of grapefruit and white peach add enough flesh to make you sit up and take notice. The Anderson Hill wines seem to have stepped up a gear or two this year - this it yet further proof.”

The Wine Front – 91 Points

Vintage 2016: Ned Goodwin MW- “Unusual to see American oak on contemporary Aussie chardonnay, but here it is. A smidgeon, melded with mostly French. It works well, too, imparting ample texture and a nourishing nuttiness to the core of creamy nougat flavours, all gently massaging the stream of melon and stone fruit notes. A well-made, eminently pleasurable drink.”

Vintage 2015: James Halliday – “Hand-picked, lightly pressed, fermented in barrel, matured for 12 months. A fresh and complex chardonnay with a slightly reductive bouquet followed by a palate built around classic white peach and grapefruit flavours. Oak has been a means to an end, not an end in itself.”

Art Series Rosé

Vintage 2018: Toni Paterson MW– “Pale salmon-pink colour. A mild and reserved aroma. Bright, lemony flavours on the palate. Soft, dry, citrusy and delicious.”

The Real Review - 91 Silver 

Art Series Pinot Noir

Vintage 2018: Toni Paterson MW – “Very pale red with vanilla marshmallow and red cherry aromas. Excellent depth of flavour. Good pinosity and brightness. The palate is open and expansive, and finishes with softness.”

Vintage 2017: Campbell Mattinson – “It's a verve thing. Herb, spice, iodine and floral characters place savouriness to the forefront but the fruit is ripe, tangy and energetic; ultimately the fruit holds sway. It's a wine of both tension and life and from start to finish it keeps you interested.”

2018 Adelaide Hills Wine Show – Silver 91

Vintage 2016: Morgan Dunn - “The Fox Creek biking trails in Lenswood are known to be responsible for many a spill, not least of all to some of the ladies’ riding groups in the area who shake themselves off at the Anderson Hill cellar door. Turon White and Ben Anderson are behind the wine named in recognition of these resilient women. It was described to me as a “happy” wine by the sales manager, and that somehow fits. Cheerful cherry and baking spice lift out of the glass while the palate has a jocular juiciness and concentration. There are plenty of pretty red fruits behind the generosity of the wine and the tannins are blithely lithe. It sure made me happy.”

2018 Adelaide Hills Wine Show – Top Gold 95 Pinots

Vintage 2015: James Halliday – “Clear and bright colour; has plenty of character, with a mix of red fruits and wild herb/olive nuances on the finish. Fruit, not oak or tannin-driven, and reflects the good vintage.”

Art Series Shiraz

Vintage 2018: Toni Paterson - “This wine has a really beautiful fragrance. Elements of musk, pink peppercorn, raspberries and spice. Lovely palate weight with a black pepper thread and a shadow of oak.”

Vintage 2017: Campbell Mattinson– “It combines florals and woodsy spice characters to good effect, red cherry and plum jam flavours driving the palate. It's well shaped, flavoured and styled; it's one of those wines where you find yourself drinking in the aromas over and over. It's a lovely wine, and well-priced too.”

2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show – Gold

2018 National Cool Climate Wine Show – Silver 

O Series Chardonnay

Vintage 2017: Huon Hooke – “Restrained savoury, gently cashew-nutty aromas, the palate similarly taut and reserved, with some creamy lees and nutty oak nuances, the acidity fresh, zippy and lemony, with good persistence”

Halliday Wine Companion -95 Point Gold

The Real Review - 90 Silver.

O Series Pinot Noir

Vintage 2017: Toni Paterson - Pale salmon-pink colour. Baked pastry aromatics introduce a weighty, more-ish palate with soft fruits and gentle acidity. Excellent length and persistence.

Asia International Wine competition - Silver: 91

O Series Shiraz

Vintage 2018: Mike Bennie – “ lot of power for a Adelaide Hills Shiraz, deep and brooding in character, showing mulberry and concentrated forest berry fruitness among choc-cherry richness and there’s decent sprinkle of sweet spice too. Has presence and impact from the get-go, but still maintains a lift and prettiess underlying. Best of both worlds, in a way.”

Halliday Wine Rating - 95 Points GOLD

Wine Business Magazine -93 Points

Adelaide Hills Wine Show - GOLD

Decanter World Wine Awards - 97 Points | Platinum - Best in Show

Vintage 2017: Campbell Mattinson – “Meaty and spicy with black cherry and plum flavours rumbling throughout. The tannin feels dry and sturdy, the fruit brooding and dark, but the floral and sweet meat characters here lend it both a prettiness and a touch of the exotic.”

Asia International Wine competition - Silver: 92

2018 Adelaide Hills Wine Show – Gold 96

R Series Chardonnay

Vintage 2017: Huon Hooke – “Lightly-toasted nut aromas, cashew and almond, the palate lean and tense, crisp and tight with notable acidity leaving the finish dry, tart and jumpy. An appetising wine.”

Campbell Mattinson –“Exaggerated style with grilled peach, burnt butter and smoky oak combining to form a rich, mouthfilling whole. It doesn't take a skerrick of a backward step but it keeps the pace high and it finishes as though it could pump out flavour all day (and night) long.”

Halliday Wine Companion -95 Point Gold 

R Series Pinot Noir

Vintage 2018: Huon Hooke – Deepish red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is smoky, spicy and oak-kissed, very foresty and smacks of whole-bunch fermentation. The wine is soft and rich, fleshy and fruit-sweet, with abundant fruit and flavour and luscious texture. It has a sweet core and a warmth of alcohol on the finish. Delicious wine.

The Real Review - 92 Silver

Halliday Wine Rating - 93 Points SILVER

Vintage 2017: Campbell Mattinson – “The oak influence is significant but for the most part the fruit is up to it. This certainly puts on a powerful display. Cherry-plum flavours with rhubarb and high-toned cedary oak. It's slippery, it's spicy, it's flushed with orange-accented acidity and fine-grained tannin. It should develop well.”

Wine Companion – 93 SILVER

R Series Shiraz

Vintage 2018: Huon Hooke – Deep red/purple hue, with a very spicy, cool-grown aromatic bouquet, white pepper included. The wine is elegantly-framed and medium to full-bodied, but powerful, with fine tannins and lovely approachablility, line and length. There's an underlying juiciness which is utterly delicious. Irresistible.

The Real Review – 95 Gold TOP RANK

Halliday Wine Rating - 95 Points, GOLD

Vintage 2017: Campbell Mattinson- “Concentrated cherry-berry flavours with star anise, black pepper, floral and clove flavours laid on. It's strung tight with tannin and is bold with flavour but it's both fresh and impressively persistent. It's a seriously good wine.”

Halliday Wine Companion -96 Point GOLD

2018 National Cool Climate Wine Show – SILVER

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