Halliday Reviews 2021

In August James Halliday and Hardie-Grant publishers released another addition fo the Halliday Wine Companion. In late 2019 I submitted 4 wines to James for review - the notes and scores are below.

Jackson Brooke Pinot Meunier 2019

Very light, clear colour, rose depth. Has a perfumed, wild flower bouquet, the palate surprising with its garden of cultivated red fruits, pomegranate and rhubarb. Sweet rather than savoury. Drink sooner than later.

James Halliday

Published 01 August 2020

Jackson Brooke Henty Chardonnay 2018

From Henty's Cobboboonee Vineyard, 66% basket-pressed to tank, the remainder to a new French puncheon. Opens quietly, then quick as a flash the grapefruit acidity (and flavour) takes control. 150 dozen made.

James Halliday

Published 01 August 2020

Jackson Brooke Meunier Rose 2019

Whole-bunch pressed to tank for fermentation without settling, one-third transferred to barrel for mlf, the remainder racked to tank, blended and bottled in Sept. Pale pink; rose petals, summer flowers and talc aromas. A supple palate, doing more by doing less.

James Halliday

Published 01 August 2020

Jackson Brooke Blok 49 Chardonnay 2019

The tiny Blok [sic] of Bernard/Dijon clones has only 900 vines that produce 25 dozen, fermented in second-use puncheons, matured in old barrels. Flavour-ripe, albeit with Henty acidity.

James Halliday

Published 01 August 2020

This was topped off by also receiving a 5 star winery rating.

 

Needless to say I'm pretty pleased with the reviews of these wines and having just announced his retirement, wish James all the best and thank him for the many years of service to the Australian Wine Industry.

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