Robert Oatley founded the winery that bears his name in 2006. To honor the memory of their late father, his children have created a series of Signature wines in his name. Pale straw in colour, the wine offers a spicy oak and ripe pineapple bouquet; it’s medium to full-bodied, slightly creamy on the palate with surprisingly fresh acidity on the finish.
Clear medium yellow with tinges of green. Interesting nose of citrus touched with eucalyptus and menthol. Full-bodied with complex flavours of citrus, gooseberry, grapefruit and passion fruit, tinged with a tiny bit of oak for interest on the long finish. Good value.
This Langhorne Creek red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Dark and smoothed on the palate, with layers of cedar, pipe tobacco, black cherry, cracked clove and cinnamon. Tannins are softened, but carry an edge that cuts the ripeness. Bottled without filtration, this is a solid red for skirt steak or sausages.
Dense purple in colour with a smoky, cedary nose of blackberries with herbal notes; full-bodied, dry, juicy blackberry flavour with lively acidity and a firm finish.
Dense purple-black in colour showing a bouquet of sandalwood and blackberries; full-bodied with concentrated flavours of black plum with creamy oak and tannins that give the wine structure.
Dense purple in colour with a spicy, cigar-box and blackberry nose with a note of tar; medium to full-bodied, dry with blackcurrant and plum flavours with lively acidity and a firm tannic finish.
I didn’t know that there was a strain of owls that barked so I checked it on the ‘net – and there is! This Shiraz is opaque purple in colour with a savoury bouquet of blackberries with a note of iodine. Medium to full-bodied, it’s dry, firmly structured with the flavour of ripe black plums carried on lively acidity. Ideal for barbequed meats and ribs.