Peach, apricot stone fruits dominated nose. Creamy, textured palate due to some skin contact but balanced by some tight citrus acidity. Pleasantly intense, slightly oily on the long finish. This wine has some character and is a fine example of this classic Portuguese white varietal.
Stanton and Killeen Alvarinho 2022, Rutherglen, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.