Master Of Wine Reviews Greenskin Wines
24 June 2021
Andrew Caillard (mw) reviews greenskin series one
World-renowned Master of Wine, Andrew Caillard has just reviewed our first series of wines and we are thrilled to publish them for your viewing. You can also find his reviews on each wine in our Wine Shop.
2020 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Margaret River
Pale colour. Fresh lemon curd, tropical fruit herb garden aromas with noticeable lifted SO2 notes. Well concentrated minerally with lemon curd, tropical fruits, grassy flavours, fine chalky textures, attractive mid-palate volume and fresh crispy mineral length. Ready to drink but fine to keep for a while. 13.2% alc
2020 Chardonnay, Margaret River
Pale colour. Lifted pear apple dried apricot aromas with flinty notes. Creamy textured and supple with developed stone fruit, crunchy apple, touch crème brulée notes, some al dente textures and fresh linear acidity. Has generosity, line and length. 13.2% alc
2020 Rosé, Margaret River
Pale salmon pink colour. Light red cherry strawberry aromas with flinty, herb notes. Slinky textured wine with plentiful red cherry, redcurrant, stone fruit flavours, good mid-palate viscosity and crisp long acidity. 13.2% alc
2020 Pinot Noir, Great Southern
Medium crimson. Bright and fragrant red cherry, plum aromas with ginger notes. Fresh juicy red cherry, plum fruits, fine looseknit chalky – slightly al-dente textures and plentiful fine crisp acidity. Finishes crisp with chinotto notes. Ready to drink. 13.2% alc
2018 Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River
Medium deep crimson. Blackcurrant plum blueberry aromas with dried leaf/ aniseed notes. Well concentrated and vigorous with juicy fresh black fruits, fine persistent al-dente, leafy textures and long fresh crisp acidity. Finishes cedary firm, buoyant and long. 13.2%
2019 Syrah, Margaret River
Medium deep crimson. Blackberry, dark chocolate hint paneforte aromas. Generous and ripe with plentiful dark berry fruits, dark chocolate, mocha notes, smooth velvety textures and integrated mineral acidity. Finishes chocolaty with plenty of sweet fruit, cedar notes. impressive quality in this format with lovely minerally petrichor freshness. 13.2%
more about Andrew Caillard (master of wine)
Andrew Caillard MW is a wine marketing graduate of Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia (1984) and passed the Master of Wine examination (winning the prestigious Madame Bollinger Medal for excellence in wine tasting) in 1993.
In 1989 he founded Langton’s Sydney and played a key role in establishing Langton’s as Australia’s leading wine auction house. Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine is regarded as the reference for wine collectors.
Since 2009, Andrew has worked with Pinnacle Drinks a division of Endeavour Drinks Australia’s largest retail drinks group. His role as Fine Wine Principal involves sourcing, new product development and advisory work across the business.
In 2020 he moved into a non-exclusive consultancy position allowing him to work outside Endeavour Drinks on other projects including media and wine industry projects.
Andrew is a longstanding columnist and tasting panellist for Australia’s Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine.
He chairs Shanghai’s Wine 100 competition, judges at the Japan Wine Challenge and has participated in various shows including the Adelaide, Barossa and Margaret River Wine Show’s provenance prize.
He is the author of the reference books Penfolds ‘The Rewards of Patience‘, Marques de Riscal A Travel through Time and Imagining Coonawarra – the story of Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2011 he was the recipient of the Australian Wine Communicator of the Year Award.
Andrew also holds the rare distinction of being a ‘Baron of the Barossa’.
In addition to his multi-media work as an author, wine critic and historian Andrew Caillard is the associate producer of the Australian Academy Award winning feature documentary, Red Obsession; a film that explores the economic shift in power from the west to the east though the prism of Bordeaux’s wine trade with China.
He is also the associate producer of award winning documentary Blind Ambition, about four Zimbabwe Sommeliers in their quest to compete in the World Blind Wine Tasting Championship in Burgundy. Blind Ambition won the Audience Award For Best Documentary Feature At The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and can be seen on Screen Australia.
To have our wines reviewed by such a highly esteemed expert like Andrew is an absolute privilege and we thank him for taking the time and interest in Greenskin Wine.
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