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Octopus 2020 Shiraz – Heathcote

Sam Kim - 93 Points
It's fabulously fruited and perfumed, showing black/blueberry, violet, toasty oak and warm spice aromas, followed by a gorgeously flavoursome palate offering splendid fruit intensity backed by fine texture and silky tannins. Upfront and flavoursome.
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Octopus 2020 Vermentino – South Australia

Sam Kim - 93 Points
Youthfully bright and inviting, the bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, fresh fig, lime zest and white floral aromas, leading to a juicy palate offering fine focus and linear mouthfeel. It's crisp-dry and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2023. 
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Octopus 2020 Fiano – South Australia

Sam Kim - 92 Points
It's delightfully lifted on the nose showing apricot, dried grass and lemon peel aromas, followed by a lively palate displaying pristine fruit flavours backed by vibrant acidity, finishing mouth-watering and lingering. At its best: now to 2023.
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Sam Kim - 94 Points
A blend of grapes from McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, this is wonderfully fruited and fabulously expressed on the nose showing blackberry, cassis, violet and cedar characters with nuances of game and warm spice. The palate displays excellent concentration and rich texture, beautifully complemented by loads of polished tannins, making it immensely drinkable. At its best: now to 2030. 
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Sam Kim - 94 Points
It’s beautifully ripe and inviting, showing dark plum, sweet cherry, thyme, olive and roasted hazelnut aromas on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that’s plump and rounded. The wine offers upfront fruit richness with fleshy texture and fine-grained tannins, finishing silky and persistent. At its best: now to 2028. 
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Sam Kim - 93 Points
Pristine and delightfully lifted, the bouquet shows lemon peel, crunchy apple, oatmeal and subtle jasmine notes, followed by a brilliantly focused palate that’s concentrated and richly textured. It’s beautifully balanced and harmonious with a lengthy mouth-watering finish. At its best: now to 2025.
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Sam Kim - 94 Points
Gorgeously fruited and fragrant, the wine shows dark plum, cranberry, floral and toasted almond characters on the nose with a light dusting of dark spice. It’s juicy and supple on the palate, displaying lovely weight and elegance together with silky texture and rounded tannins, making it highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2028. 
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WinePilot - 92 Points

The Pyrenees has always been a happy hunting ground for Nebbiolo with its continental climate and cool nights vital to helping this particular grape shine. This wine, however, is a slightly unusual take on Nebbiolo. Forget the bold tannic reds, this is a pretty and stylish example which still showcases nebbiolo’s charm.

It’s a light cherry red to start, similar to a deeply coloured rosé, a theme continued by its pretty watermelon, potpourri and spicy aromas. The wine is then crisp, light-bodied and perfumed with raspberry and floral flavours supported by silky tannins with a lingering finish. It is an early drinking style well suited to food and lightly chilled would be superb with a smorgasbord of charcuterie and cheese on a balmy Summer afternoon.

- Angus Hughson

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WinePilot - 92 Points

We are going off the beaten track here into the world of skin contact and low intervention wines. The first clue is this white wine is a little cloudy as it has been bottled with a touch of sediment to add texture and also some earthy tones. And it is also made from Friulano, a grape seldom seen out of its home in Northern Italy. Friulano is often quite an expressive grape variety which the skin contact has muted in this example, as you would expect.

For the style I like it. There are beautifully delicate fruits; peach skin, floral and earth with some subtle oak. This all leads to a tangy and larger angular palate with some attractive textural richness. It is super savoury, still overlaid with those pretty floral fruits and then finishes long with a saline tang. A good primer into the world of more natural wines.

- Angus Hughson

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Sam Kim - 93 Points
It's delightfully fragrant on the nose showing golden peach, baked apple, clove and green tea aromas. The palate is equally attractive with textured mouthfeel and juicy fruit flavours, leading to a lengthy vibrant finish. At its best: now to 2022.

Sam Kim - 92 Points
Gorgeously styled and elegantly expressed, the inviting bouquet shows apricot, Gala apple, subtle beeswax and spice notes, leading to a succulent palate that's finely textured and lingering. It's flavoursome while remaining structured and refined. At its bet: now to 2022.

Sam Kim - 92 Points
It's sweetly expressed, showing Black Doris plum, dried cherry, mixed spice and toasted nut characters on the nose. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and fleshy texture, well supported by fine-grained tannins. Flavoursome and very easy to enjoy. At its best: now to 2023.
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Sam Kim - 93 Points
Beautifully ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows mixed berry compote, clove, game and floral notes on the nose, leading to a silky-smooth palate that's supple and lingering. A gorgeously comforting wine with attractive savoury nuances. At its best: now to 2023.
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