Set in the cool climate area of Adelaide Hills, Sidewood is continuously receiving high praise from leading critics including James Halliday who has consistently given them a five-star rating. Made by award winning winemakers whose CVs include top wineries such as Penfolds and Shaw & Smith, their wines are elegant yet complex.
Aromas of citrus, pear, ripe peach and honeydew melon on the nose . Following through onto the palate the flavours are enhanced with subtle hints of honey and nutmeg from the influence of 10 months maturation in French oak barrels.
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Smooth, elegant and sophisticated from the moment it sweeps into the room. There’s a lovely evenness of flavour defined by fragile white peach, a lick of mandarin and the softest lemon. The oak is almost hidden, allowing the gentle fruit to do all the talking, right through to a whisper at the close. Seductive.- 96 pts David Sly, Decanter Magazine
Hand-picked Dijon clones, partial whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented, French oak (30% new), best barrel selection. Very powerful and complex. Reduction may be an issue for some - or is it early harvest?- 94 pts James Halliday, The Wine Companion