Much like the 2018 still wines that I reviewed from Winbirri last year, in my opinion, this latest 2014 release of Winbirri Vintage Reserve is the Norfolk producer’s best effort yet.
It opens with a bright, opulent nose of peach tarte-tatin, apple pudding, toast with honey and preserved citrus notes. It’s really very inviting!
The palate is rather big too, with expansive stone fruit and baked pear richness, and lots of buttery brioche flavours. There is a real warmth and depth to the fruit, with just the right amount of biscuit, and a fresh, citrus bite that reins it all in.
Overall, this is a big crowd-pleaser of a wine, so packed full of fruit that it really appeals, but with all the right brioche notes and crisp cut-through to add structure and depth.