Three legends are involved in the Domaine Epis and Epis and Williams wines, two of them in their own lifetime. They are long-term Essendon guru and former player Alec Epis, who owns the two quite separate vineyards and brands; Stuart Anderson, who directs winemaking, with Alec doing all the hard work; and the late Laurie Williams, the father of viticulture in the Macedon region and the man who established the Flynn and Williams vineyard in 1976. Alec Epis purchased that vineyard from Laurie Williams in '99, and as a mark of respect (and with Laurie's approval) continued to use his name, in conjunction with his own.
Heady and floral, with a perfume of spicy, musky black and red cherries, dark plums and restrained oak backed by suggestions of citrus and underbrush. It’s long and supple, with a juicy, translucently pure core of bright cherry/berry fruit tightly wound around a fine, loose-knit spine, culminating in a spicy finish wrapped in lively acidity. Likely to build richness and structure with time in the bottle, it’s made for the cellar. Drink: 2026 to 2030+; Rating: 96 Points; Jeremy Oliver; Australian Wine Annual
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