Millbrook Wines

Late last year we dropped down to Millbrook in Jarrahdale for lunch http://perthcafeculture.com.au/millbrook-restaurant-and-winery/, and while there bought a few bottles from their extensive, and excellent range – as well as Millbrook and Barking Owl, Deep Woods, Lakes Folly and Smithbrook are part of the portfolio.

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While Millbrook is probably best known for their viognier and shiraz viognier wines, there were a couple of relatively new releases that particularly interested.

2013 Millbrook Sangiovese

The grapes for this are sourced from Geographe and the wine shows a bright reddish purple hue. Berry aromas predominate, with hint of leather. The palate is soft and refined, with red berry flavours and silky tannins providing a long, firm finish. 90

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2012 Millbrook Nebbiolo

Sourced from Margaret River the wine is deep dark red, with chocolate and cherry notes and a touch of tar on the nose. The palate is chock full of dusty, sour cherry flavours, characteristic of Nebbiolo. It is a wine of some complexity. Firm tannins and acid underpin good length and a lingering dry finish. It should cellar well. 91

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