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Friday, 15 March 2019
I can't say I've had a New England Tempranillo - til now.
Winemaker Greg McGill is a proud Scotsman and also loves The Office - hence the name. A quick Google search will fill you in for those who don't watch the show...
Sunday, 26 February 2017
This is a community made wine crushed and fermented within the walls of the Craft Wine Store, Brisbane. The fruit comes from Mark Kirkby's Topper's Mountain vineyard in New England with the winemaking overseen by Mike Hayes.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Although Symphony Hill is a winery part Queensland's Granite Belt region, winemaker Mike Hayes sources the fruit from the New England region just down the road.
Pretty and attractive aromas of rose petals and Turkish delight run riot filling the glass. These move seamlessly to delicious fruit highlighted by lychee and some lavender. A gentle flutter of spice lingers brilliantly on a long and soft finish.
It's just one of those wines you shake your head at in amazement. I did a bit of head shaking, and some buying. A couple made their way home.
Region: New England
Source: Cellar Door
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Lychees, musk and rose water reign supreme. There's plenty of textural interest too which adds an extra dimension to the aromas on offer. An excellent length which just keeps ticking away rounds off an excellent wine.
Disclaimer: despite being a proud Queenslander, winemaker Mike Hayes has crossed the border and sourced the fruit for this wine from the New England region. If he keeps dishing up wines like this, such blemishes can be overlooked :)
Check the website for the comprehensive list of where the wine is poured or can be purchased. Do yourself a favour!
Who: Symphony Hill Wines
What: Gewurztraminer (12.8% alc)
Where: Granite Belt
How much: $30
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