OBC wines from both Australia and France garner praise with both online reviews, as well as reviews from the August 2014 issue of Wine Spectator. Jasper Hill makes waves with the 2012 Emily’s Paddock Shiraz-Cabernet Franc, Shoofly Shiraz 2012 is fresh and inviting, and the Maison L’Envoyé Morgon Cote du Py 2011 shows lovely berry notes.
92 pts Jasper Hill Emily’s Paddock Shiraz-Cabernet Franc 2012
Lithe, savory and full of personality, this is a distinctive red, offering floral and baby powder overtones around a sleek core of black cherry fruit and subtle tar hints. Intense and elegant, finishing with harmony. Best from 2016 through 2021.
89 pts Jasper Hill Cornella Vineyard Grenache 2012
Smooth and velvety, with cherry and floral flavors, finishing with a hint of white pepper. A graceful style. Drink now through 2017.
88 pts Shoofly Shiraz 2012
Fresh and inviting, showing dark berry, oatmeal and dill flavors on a supple frame. Finishes ripe and expressive. Best from 2016 through 2020.
More Wines of Note:
Frisk Prickly Rosso 2013
Very light and a bit sweet, with floral berry flavors set against a light crackle of fizz. Serve chilled. Dolcetto and Merlot. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported.
Maison L’Envoyé Morgon Cote du Py 2011
A subtle red, with pretty wild strawberry, lingonberry and spice notes. Offers a juicy finish, revealing a hint of tarry smoke. Drink now through 2016. 500 cases imported.