January 2018

Have to say that the 2008 Harewood Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is going well.

Only 12 cases left and at a recent taste, one happy customer described this vintage as “awesome.”

February 2018

Am taking delivery of c 150 bottles of a Pinot Noir from Mount Trio which has been awarded 95 points by Halliday. That was my allowance as only 1200 bottles were produced. I have pre-sold a lot so contact me quickly if you would like some.

July 2018..…………………sorry, all gone!

August 2018…………..I’m finding that Riesling is becoming more popular……….Halliday’s best wine of the year comes from the Porongurups, the same area as 2 of ours……..Mount Trio 2015 and Harewood Estate 2017……… supply.

November 2018……..update: Harewood 08 all gone. Now on to the 2014 vintage which I reckon is going to be a ripper! Drinking now but certainly good to lay down for a longish journey.

December 2018…….update: Bellarmine 2010 Shiraz is now approachable with a double decant the day before use. James Halliday awarded this wine 95 points several years ago and I reckon it’s now beginning to show its potential. 180 bottles but don’t leave it too late to order!

Harewood Estate Porongurup Riesling 2017 was awarded 96 points by JH. Only 18 bottles left until I top up next Spring.

Harewood Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2012 is really coming in to focus now with the bitterness of the Cabernet blending seamlessly with the softer Shiraz. JH gave it 92 points…………180 bottles left.

Early April 2019

new wines now on the boat and arriving early May. Some new Chardonnays, one with 11 months oak and the other, just a touch. Again, some very nice Pinot Noir from Mount Trio’s oldest block……..only have a few dozen bottles so drop me a line to reserve some.

Mid April 2019

All Home Block Pinot Noir from Mount Trio now sold. Next vintage, 2017, available later this year…..albeit limited supply. Incidentally, James Halliday rates this region (Porongurups) as on a par with the best in Australia (Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula etc.)

May 31st 2019

Had a brief taste of the new Harewood Estate 2014 Reserve Cabernet and Reserve Shiraz. These have both been in a mixture of new and used French oak for between 24 and 30 months. Undoubtedly, too young just now but I think they are going to be very good wines.

December 2019

All out of Harewood Shiraz Cabernet, Harewood and West Cape Riesling. Am taking orders for next vintage of Harewood Porongurup and West Cape Porongurup Rieslings…………available May 2020. These wines have been ordered and will shortly be on the boat and hopefully available before May. Both have been sampled and are exceptional!

November 2020

Well, since my last post Covid intervened! However, all wines arrived and the Rieslings in particular are proving to be very popular.

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