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Kosciuszko Wines is one family’s commitment to the heritage the Snowy Mountains offers all Australians.  Named after the highest mountain in Australia, Kosciuszko Wines reflects the elegant, high altitude cool climate wines of Tumbarumba, the often snow-bound wine region closest to the Snowy Mountains. These wines represent the unique High Country flavours of the grapes grown in this unique part of the world.

To those who ski, hike, fish, ride or simply enjoy the physical beauty and lifestyle of the Snowy Mountains, Mount Kosciuszko is an inspirational presence for all to see.

Kosciuszko Wines is owned by the Mason family. Bill Mason has been involved in the  production and marketing of wines in the ACT   and Southern New South Wales since 2004.

From 2004

In 2004 winemaker Chris Thomas came to Tumbarumba to make wine and establish his wine business. At that time the premium quality of the local high altitude, cool climate fruit was not widely recognized and was only just becoming known to the wine consumer.  Although the large corporate wineries had been making wine from grapes sourced in Tumbarumba for some years, they did not at that time often refer to Tumbarumba as the wine region on their labels.  Chris made Kosciuszko wines from grapes grown in Tumbarumba vineyards for many years, winning a number of medals including at the Canberra and Region Wine Show and other regional wine shows.

Over the years, Chris worked closely with Bill Mason who launched the Kosciuszko Wines range in Canberra and Southern NSW.  Following his retirement Chris sold Kosciuszko Wines to today’s owner Bill Mason.

Today Tumbarumba is considered as one of Australia’s leading cool climate wine regions that region appears proudly on the Kosciuszko wine label, just as it always has.

Bill Mason also owns and manages the leading wine and beverage distribution and marketing business, Regional Wines and Beverage Merchants.  RWBM has a loyal following among restaurants and fine wine retailers across the National Capital and Southern NSW. The Mason family also owns Zane Hills wines an on-premise only wine for restaurants. RWBM is the exclusive distributor for a number of leading wineries including, Gallagher Wines of Canberra, Gipsie Jack Wines of Langhorne Creek SA owned by John Glaetzer and Ben Potts. Happs Wines of Margaret River WA, Cofield Wines of Rutherglen VIC and Beechworth Wine Estates VIC. Bill Mason and RWBM values highly the close associations it has built up over fifteen years with wineries and customers across Southern NSW and the ACT.

The Naming of Mount Kosciuszko

Mt Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains was named after the Polish hero and freedom fighter General Tadeusz (Thad) Kosciuszko, by the Polish explorer and geologist Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki in the pioneering days of early Australia.  The field-work by Strzelecki for his geological mapping took him across New South Wales, and to the Australian Alps, where he was the first person to ascend the highest peak in Australia.

Kosciuszko was a military engineer, statesman, and military leader who became a national hero in Poland, and the United States. He fought in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth’s struggles against Russia and Prussia, and on the American side in the American Revolutionary War.

General Kosciuszko was also well known in the USA for his influence in the independence wars of the late 18th century. In the United States, places named after Kosciuszko include Kosciusko Island in Alaska, Kosciusko County in Indiana, the city of Kosciusko in central Mississippi and numerous streets and parks across the country.

The Polish nation paid a most unusual honour to Kosciuszko in 1820. The city fathers of Krakow asked the Polish people to help build a Mound on the outskirts of the city with soil from the many battlefields on which he had waged his fight for Poland’s liberty.  For three years devoted men, women and children brought earth in bags, baskets and carts, even in cupped hands to the site as they built by hand this famous Memorial to Kosciuszko.

At the time of the naming of Mount Kosciuszko, Strzelecki noted:

“The particular configuration of its eminence struck me so forcibly by the similarity to the Mound elevated in Kraków over the tomb of patriot Kosciuszko, that, although in a foreign country, on foreign ground, but amongst a free people (of Australia), who appreciate and follow freedom, I could not refrain from giving it the name of Mount Kosciuzsko.”

Kosciuszko Wines Brings Together Vineyard and Winemaker

In Kosciuszko wines Bill Mason has brought together, pioneering grape grower Juliet Cullen and leading winemaker Robert Bruno. The grapes are grown in the Excelsior Peak vineyard in Jingellic Road Tumbarumba.  Excelsior’s Juliet Cullen pioneered grape growing in Tumbarumba in the early 1980s.  Juliet undertook the first research in 1979 that revealed that Tumbarumba has a climate with an uncanny similarity to Dijon in Burgundy, the home of the world’s great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The vineyard is situated in the High Country on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains, in southern New South Wales, 25 kms south west of Tumbarumba and 115kms north east of Albury. At a site 630m above sea level, the vineyard is planted on a high ridge of granitic sandy loam soil with a north-westerly aspect and north-south rows.  This ‘terroir’ produces a beautiful ‘mouth-feel’ in the wines, intense colour and flavour.

The wines are made by Winemaker Robert Bruno, at the family owned Toorak Winery in Leeton.  Robert graduated with a Degree in Wine Science at Charles Sturt University and has hands on experience in France and Australia’s Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Central Victoria.

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Latest News

Wine Show Awards and Reviews as at 17th November 2023

2023 Vintage

Kosciuszko Rose 2023

  • Bronze Medal, 2023 NSW Wine Awards

2022 Vintage

Kosciuszko Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay Pinot Meunier 2022

  • 85 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Canberra and Region Wine Show

Kosciuszko Chardonnay 2022

  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, 2023 Tumbarumba Wine Show
  • Bronze Medal, 2023 NSW Wine Awards
  •  89 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

Kosciuszko Sauvignon Blanc 2022

  •  92 Points, Mike Bennie, WBM, Australia’s Wine Business Magazine
    May/June 2023 Tight and bright, a zippy expression of Sauvignon Blanc, redolent of
    passionfruit, sage lead, alpine herbs, pepper and green pear. To taste, refreshing as all get out,
    more tropical fruity but in a lean, compact framework and feels very dry. Does its thing with
    goodness and vitality. Worthy stuff. 12.0%
  •  86 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Stuart Knox, The Real Review (AUS), March
    2023 Crystalline and bright in the glass. Lime curd, dill, and sea spray aromas. Tightly wound around
    supple lemon and lime fruits, hints of saline underneath with a drive of acidity that crunches into the
    finish. Certainly crisp: with fresh seafood that acid may settle in.
  •  85 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Tumbarumba Wine Show

Kosciuszko Rose 2022

  •  91 Points, Silver Medal, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, July 2023
    Sangiovese’s acidity and gorgeous flavours make it ideal for rose. Expect rosehip, watermelon,
    musk and redberries to make their flavour presence known. There’s some light texture as the
    acidity comes to the fore and freshens up the palate in anticipation for the next sip.
  •  91 Points, Bronze Medal, Winestate Magazine, March April 2023
  •  86 Points, Bronze Medal, 2022 Canberra and Region Wine Show, Nov 2022
  •  86 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Jan 2023 Medium
    light pink with a trace of purple, a shy briary aroma and a sweet/fruity taste, broad and fairly
    full but not refreshing at the finish, despite quite high acidity.
  •  85 Points, Bronze Medal, 2022 NSW Wine Awards
  •  85 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Tumbarumba Wine Show
  •  85 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

Kosciuszko Pinot Noir 2022

  • 95 Points, Gold Medal, 2023 Canberra and Region Wine Show 
  • 86 Points, Bronze Medal, Australian Pinot Noir Challenge
  •  85 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Tumbarumba Wine Show

Kosciuszko Shiraz 2022

  •  88 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
  •  85 Points Bronze Medal, 2023 The Australian Single Vineyard Wine Show
  •  85 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 Tumbarumba Wine Show

2021 Vintage

Kosciuszko Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2021

  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, Wine Showcase Magazine, Dec 2022
  •  93 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jan 2023
    Gorgeously elegant and enticing, the bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, crunchy apple and
    savoury pastry aromas, leading to a beautifully flowing palate that’s creamy and lingering.
    Splendidly balanced and harmonious, offering excellent drinking.
  •  88 Points, Bronze Medal, 2023 International Cool Climate Wine Show
  •  87 Points, Bronze Medal, 2022 Canberra and Region Wine Show, Nov 2022
  •  87 Points, Bronze Medal, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, July
    2023 A pale copper blush; a perfectly pleasant fizz with peachy, citrus and creamy frangipane
    flavours with brisk acidity throughout, yet finishes a touch sweet.
  •  86 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Aaron Brasher, The Real Review (AUS), Jan 2023
    A slight tinge of bronze in the glass. Apple and citrus aromas, fresh and bright. The palate is quite sweet
    on entry, there’s plenty of ripe stone fruit and baked apple flavours. Straightforward and easy drinking.

Kosciuszko Chardonnay 2021

  •  98 Points, Gold Medal, 5 Stars, Winestate Magazine, Dec 2022
  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, Wine Showcase Magazine, Dec 2022
  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, NSW Wine Awards, Oct 2022
  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, Australian Cool Climate Wine Show, Sep 2022
  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show, Sep 2022
  •  93 Points, Gold Medal, 5 Stars, Wine Orbit, Jan 2023
  •  86 Points, Bronze Medal, National Wine Show, June 2023
  •  93 Points, Gold Medal, 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jan 2023 Stylish and
    beautifully expressed, the inviting bouquet shows yellow stone fruit, rockmelon, vanilla and
    cedar characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate offers delightfully textured
    mouthfeel, well supported by integrated acidity. Elegant yet flavoursome with a lingering
    satisfying finish.
  •  90 Points, Silver Ribbon, Huon Hooke, The Real Review (AUS), Jan 2023
    Smoked charcuterie and butter dominate the nose; toasted nuts, gentle reduction, all quite
    complex. The wine echoes this in the mouth where it is grapefruity and delicate; a low-alcohol style a
    little light on generosity but very pleasant all told.

Kosciuszko Rose 2021

  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, The National Cool Climate Wine Show, Dec 2021 
  • Bronze Medal, NSW Wine Awards, Dec 2021
  •  92 Points Winestate Magazine, November/December 2021
  •  92 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 It’s fresh and elegant on the nose showing
    red apple, raspberry, apricot and subtle spice aromas, followed by a juicy palate that’s light and
    vibrant. Brightly expressed and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2024.
  •  91 Points, Silver Medal, Wine Showcase Magazine, Mar 2022
  •  92 Points, Silver Medal, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, Jan 2022  A pretty pastel pink, with a fragrance and flavours of Turkish delight, watermelon and strawberries with a hint of fresh herbs. The palate is alive and refreshing acidity keeps this on track to a dry, clean finish.
  • Rated 89 Points, Bronze Medal, The Canberra & Region Wine Show, Jan 2022
  •  85 Points, Bronze Medal, Australian Cool Climate Wine Show, Sep 2022

Kosciuszko Sauvignon Blanc 2021

  • Gold Medal & Best Sauvignon Blanc in NSW Trophy, NSW Wine Awards, Dec 2021
  •  93 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 Beautifully aromatic and
    inviting, the bouquet shows green rockmelon, kaffir lime, fig and floral aromas on the nose,
    leading to a punchy flavoursome palate offering terrific fruit purity and weight. Lingering,
    delectable and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2026.
  •  93 Points, Gold Medal, Wine Showcase Magazine, Mar 2022 
  •  91 Points, Gary Walsh, Winefront, Feb 2022 Some varietal pungency, along with
    guava, gooseberry and lime and lemongrass. It’s crisp, tight and quite flinty, but does have a
    good amount of flavour, some passionfruit pith and orange in there, a subtle creaminess, and a
    bright and tangy finish of good length. If you like a pretty racy Sauvignon, this goes along pretty
    nicely.
  •  90 Points, Silver Medal, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, Jan 2022   As refreshing as they come, with it’s cool lime leaf and fresh basil aromas plus sugar snap, passionfruit pith and lots of citrus zest on the alate, alongside racy lemony acidity. It’s a juicy crowd pleaser, so just chill it right down and enjoy. 
  •  87 Points, Bronze Medal, The National Cool Climate Wine Show, Dec 2021

Kosciuszko Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

  • 91 Points, Silver Medal, 2023 Canberra and Region Wine Show

Kosciuszko Pinot Noir 2021

  •  91 Points, Silver Ribbon, Top Rank, Huon Hooke, The Real Review (AUS),
    March 2023 Medium-full bright red with a tint of purple and a crushed-herb,
    dusty nose that implies plenty of stems in the ferment. A trace of toasty/smoky oak. The wine is
    light-medium weighted and tensioned, with firm but light tannins and seems just slightly
    closed on the palate. Good focus and length. Has potential.
  •  91 Points, 4 1⁄2 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 Sweetly ripe and complex
    at the same time offering red cherry, dried herb, warm mushroom and toasted nut characters.
    The juicy palate displays elegant weight and smooth mouthfeel well framed by fine tannins,
    finishing silky and lingering. At its best: now to 2027.

2019 Vintage

Kosciuszko Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

  •  92 Points, Silver Medal, 2022 Canberra and Region Wine Show, Nov 2022
  •  86, 4 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 Brightly fruited and nicely lifted,
    the bouquet shows dark plum, game, leather and dried flower aromas, followed by a finely
    textured palate that’s attractively flowing to a pleasing dry finish. At its best: now to 2027.

Kosciuszko Chardonnay 2019

  •  90 Points, 4 ½ Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 Attractively fruited and
    fragrant, the wine shows ripe stone fruit, citrus peel, subtle vanilla and roasted cashew aromas
    on the nose. It’s delightfully rounded and succulent in the mouth displaying supple texture and
    creamy mouthfeel, finishing elegant and smooth. At its best: now to 2027.
  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, NSW Small Winemakers Show, Aug 2022
  •  95 Points, Gold Medal, Wine Showcase Magazine, Mar 2022

Kosciuszko Pinot Noir 2019

  •  91 Points, 4 ½ Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2022 Sweetly ripe and complex
    at the same time offering red cherry, dried herb, warm mushroom and toasted nut characters.
    The juicy palate displays elegant weight and smooth mouthfeel well framed by fine tannins,
    finishing silky and lingering. At its best: now to 2027
  •  89 Points, David Stevens-Castro, Wine Pilot, Dec 2021 Pinot Noir can be a tricky
    variety when you’re looking for value. Thus, it’s a pleasure to find such a flavoursome and
    layered example. This Kosciusko Pinot Noir made with fruit from Tumbarumba is fragrant,
    floral and slightly earthy on the nose. Black cherries, plum and chocolate powder flavours are all
    in balance. It has a long-structured shape due to its core of high acidity, making it really juicy.
    Tannins are soft, plush and ripe at 14.2% alcohol. The wine is terrific for sparking appetite due
    to its lingering finish. It is also quite flamboyant. I enjoyed it with a medium rare scotch fillet which it
    handled well because of the compact ripe flavours and lively acidity. The roast potatoes on the side linked
    with the wine’s earthy complexities too. A delightful, charming and cheerful wine.

2018 Vintage

Kosciuszko Chardonnay 2018

  • Gourmet Traveller Wine, July 2021 Almond meal, white stone fruit. Crisp, almost delicate,
    with restrained oak notes; oak tannin, good phenolic structure and fine acid. Alpine herbs, musk
    and a sweet stone fruit character underpin it all. This is a fine, distinctively regional
    chardonnay.
  •  88 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Recommended, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
    (AUS), July 2020 Bright, light-yellow colour, with a green herb and lemon-lime fruit aroma,
    fresh and primary, fruit-led and youthful. Nice. The wine is delicate and restrained, refined and
    subtle, just lacking a little generosity and persistence.
  •  17.5/20, Financial Times (of London) and jancisrobinson.com, Jancis
    Robinson, May 2020 Real tension and purity on the nose. Really rather beautiful. Lovely
    satiny texture and great, exciting play between the fruit and acidity. I’d love to taste this blind
    alongside a fine Puligny. Some slight chewiness on the end suggests a long life. A wine with a
    beginning, middle and end.
  •  91 Points, Silver Ribbon, Top Value, Nick Butler, The Real Review (AUS), Jan
    2020 Lovely, pale-yellow colour. The nose is complex: toasty oak and roasted nuts, minerals
    and the faintest tease of lemon pith. Caramel oak. It’s fresh enough, and offers serious value.
  • 3 Stars, Bronze Medal Winestate Magazine, May/June 2020 Lifted zesty citrus nose
    with honeyed notes and muted tropical flavours.

Kosciuszko Pinot Noir 2018

  •  91 Points, Silver Medal, James Halliday, August 2020 There is no doubting its
    Tumbarumba provenance, nor, of course, its varietal makeup. The flavours are at the dark fruit
    end of the pinot spectrum, plum and black cherry aromas and flavours with the first signs of
    spice emerging, and more to come.
  •  86 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Recommended, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
    (AUS), July 2020 Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple, the bouquet subdued and oak-
    muffled but also subtly cherried. The palate is medium-bodied and oak-drying on the finish, with sappy
    tannins. A fair wine without a lot of definition.
  •  16.5/20, Financial Times (of London) and jancisrobinson.com, Jancis
    Robinson, May 2020 Quite a deep, nuanced garnet colour. Complex, savoury nose suggests a
    wine that is more than two years old. Very pleasing balance of fruit, acidity and light tannins. A
    little more body than a wine that would be described as pretty. Finishes dry and quite savoury. A
    wine I shall take to the dining table for more trials. Lightly grainy tannins suggests it will have
    quite a long life.
  •  88 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Nick Butler, The Real Review (AUS), Jan 2020
    A confident wine in the glass – dark cherry red. A cedary oak note leads an intense nose of plums, spice and
    earthy, truffly notes. It’s ripe on first sip showing strawberries, raspberry essence and cranberries – bright
    acidity and supple tannins. Still primary. Will improve and grow more complex with time in the bottle.
  • Bronze Medal 2019 Canberra and Region Wine Show

2017 Vintage

Kosciuszko Chardonnay 2017

  •  93 Points, Gold Medal, 2019 Australian Wine Showcase 
  •  92 Points, 4.5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (NZ), April 2019 Restrained and elegant, the wine shows lemon peel, nectarine, oatmeal and roasted cashew characters on the nose, leading to a finely textured palate that is focused and tightly structured by bright acidity. It is delicate and refined with pristine fruit flavours, finishing long and mouth-watering.
  • Bronze Medal, 2019 Australia International Wine Challenge 
  •  89 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (NZ), May 2019 From a high-altitude vineyard in New South Wales, west of the Kosciuszko National Park. Tangy chardonnay with lime, grapefruit, citrus, toast and biscuit flavours. Nice purity with bright acidity suggesting cool growing conditions
  •  89 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Huon Hooke, The Real Review (AUS), May 2019 Full yellow colour. A complex bouquet of smoky, toasty and buttery nuances. The wine is crisp and fresh on the tongue with lively acidity – a brisk, appetising but rather pared-back wine with some future potential. The acidity suggests it will go best with food. It’s good value.
  •  87 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review (AUS), April 2019 A tightly structured wine with intense sweet-fruited citrus flavours. Good lemony acidity and highly pristine fruit
  •  15.5/20 Lester Jesberg, Winewise, October 2018 Fresh and peachy, but simple with acidic finish

Kosciuszko Pinot Noir 2017

  •  91 Points, Silver Medal, James Halliday, December 2019 80% crushed and destemmed, 20% whole bunches, 6 days on skins, matured for 8 months in French oak (20% new). A well – handled wine, with plum and cherry fruit to the fore, backed by light tannins.
  •  94 Points, Gold Medal 2019 Australian Wine Showcase  
  • 4 Stars, Silver Medal, Winestate Magazine, July/August 2019 Inviting earthy/cherry richness to the nose and earthy mushroom-like flavours open up to spirituous cherries with firm tannins.
  • Silver Medal  2019 International Cool Climate Wine Show, Mornington Peninsula
  • Bronze Medal 2018 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
  • Bronze Medal 2018 Canberra and Region Wine Show 
  •  87 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Huon Hooke, The Real Review (AUS), June 2019 The colour is youthful and has a good purple tint. The bouquet frames herbal, plummy, slightly ‘dry red-ish’ aromas to the fore. A touch of Italian herb tonic. The wine is medium to full-bodied and quite firm on the tongue. It’s a bit forbidding. The tannins err a little towards toughness. It calls for food.
  •  87 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (NZ), May 2019 From a high-altitude vineyard in New South Wales, west of the Kosciuszko National Park. Lightish pinot noir with tangy cherry, raspberry, savoury, earth and truffle flavours restrained by a thread of fine acidity and peppery tannins. An intriguing wine that would benefit from a little more concentration.
  •  86 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review (AUS), May 2019 Lovely bright red cherry and blueberry aromatics. A touch of cola and spice. The palate is quite taut and bright
  •  93 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (NZ), April 2019 It is delightfully expressed on the nose showing spiced cherry, cranberry, olive, thyme and almond characters with a touch of gamey complexity. The palate is juicy and finely textured, delivering bright fruit flavours together with silky mouthfeel and polished tannins. Beautifully balanced and harmonious offering ripe berry flavours with elegant spicy nuances.

2015 Vintage

Kosciuszko Pinot Noir 2015

  • 4 Stars, Silver Medal, Best of NSW, Winestate Magazine Special Annual Edition, Jan 2021  Exotic spices and blue fruits on the nose with rich mulberry flavours and sweet vanillin oak. Ageing beautifully.
  •  92 Points, Silver Medal, James Halliday, August 2020 10 year old MV6 clone, hand-picked, open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, the remainder destemmed and crushed, 3 days cold soak, matured for 10 months, 33% new oak.  There are a couple off notes but the glass is near full.
  • 4 Stars, Silver Medal, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2020 Exotic spices and blue fruits on the nose with rich mulberry flavours and sweet vanillin oak. Ageing beautifully.
  •  88 Points, Bronze Ribbon, Top Value, Huon Hooke, The Real Review (AUS), February 2020 Medium to full ruby colour with a tinge of purple, the bouquet light, elusive and straw/terrestrial. A hint of prune-like overripeness. The palate opens with some sweetness and then dips towards a cooler back-palate and mild finish. A pleasant mid-weighted but savoury pinot with a cleansing dryness on the finish. There’s a lot of mid-palate fruit and it’s in good nick at five years old.
  •  93 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (NZ), Jan 2020 Gorgeously
    fruited and inviting, the complex bouquet shows dark cherry, sweet plum, mixed
    spice, thyme and toasted almond characters. The palate delivers elegant weight and flowing mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by polished tannins and savoury nuances, finishing long and engaging. At its best: now to 2022.

Kosciuszko Sangiovese 2015

  •  86 Points, Bronze Medal, James Halliday, August 2020  Handpicked, no sorting, open-fermented with 20% whole bunch, the balance crushed and destemmed, matured for 10 months in French oad (20% new). Green acidity.
  •  93 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (NZ), Jan 2020 A lovely
    expression of the variety; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows dark cherry, dried
    herb, anise and roasted nut aromas, followed by a juicy palate that’s brightly
    expressed and refreshing. It’s finely textured and lingering, elegantly framed by fine grainy tannins, making it beautifully structured and persistent. At its best: now to 2022.
  • 3 Stars, Bronze Medal, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2020

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