All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
World Wine – Made with Gewürztraminer, Riesling& Pinot Gris – this is an exemplary wine and master class in cofermentation, style and balance. Aromas and flavours of exotic tropical fruits, fresh citrus and apple, white flowers and spice. Equally intense and fruity on the palate with myriad flavours of fresh white fleshed fruits, citrus and tropical. Refreshing acid line carries flavours and a firm youthful mouthfeelthrough to a lengthy finish. Best drinking from purchase and through 2025. 96 points. Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com
The Wine Front – This wine is made from a single vineyard, though could be from two plots on the estate, but only the best fruit source is chosen in best years. Only been made 11 times in the 40-odd years of Helm. Brilliant wine. Immediate impact of inward concentration of citrusy flavours, green cruncy apple juice, spice, mineral-like sparkle. It’s needle-like across the palate too – tight, bright, fine, slicing with its freshness. Pristine wine of quiet power and mouthwatering deliciousness. Benchmark stuff.
World Wine – Pure, focused, varietal and enticing bouquet with aromas of red and green apple, pear and sweet lemon. It’s also very floral and mineral with white blossoms and artesian water scents. On the palate - equally pure with fruit flavours, flowers, fruit spices and minerals that reflect the nose. Very youthful and precise with salivating acidity and satin mouthfeel. A delicious wine - perfect as an aperitif, balanced with a lengthy dry finish. Best drinking from today and through 2031+. 94 points. Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com
The Wine Front – Heymann-Lowenstein is one of those great producers if you wanted a brilliant German riesling introduction or to show a non-believer, Australian riesling tragic that German riesling has drinkability in spades. This wine usually sees some day or so of skin contact, quite a bit of botrytised fruit included. Complexity is a calling card at the bucks. Screwcap too… Quite honeyed, toasty, but still with that scintillating dart of searing acidity to keep you sweating on your forehead with the whoosh of freshness. It shows scents of rockmelon, ripe stone fruits, ripe apple, honey, toast. The palate is soft, spreads on its gentle gloss of honey on fruit character, and yeah, that acidity crackles beneath. Delicious, simply.
Wine Spectator – A minerally style, offering pure and powerful flavors of currant, dried white raspberry and gooseberry, with mouthwatering notes of lemon bar. Accents of mineral and slate show on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
Jancis Robinson – Tight, bright, intensely zesty and refreshing. Not particularly concentrated but lingers.
The Wine Front – Honey, green apple, almost a cool mint perfume, subtle toasty notes. Punches through the palate, but has a delicacy and a honeyed creaminess that’s so charming, and mitigates the firm stony acidity and crunch of lemon and green apple. Feels very much that it’s a wine that knows exactly what it’s about. Entry level, and so impressive!
The Wine Front – Single vineyard riesling from the famed Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley. 1360 dozen made. Bang on. Intensity here is very good. Lemon sorbet and lime juice flavours burst onto the palate and hold their form through a lengthy finish. Excellent drinking and value. Pure as a bright blue sky.