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.
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
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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