Jane and Peter Thompson purchased the Thompson Estate property in 1994, and the first plantings of chardonnay and pinot were in 1997, followed by the cabernet plantings in 1998. From the outset at Thompson Estate, the focus has been on high quality wine production and this has been recognized in a large number of wine show medals and accolades from the wine press. The most treasured has been the recognition by James Halliday, Australia’s premier wine critic, that Thompson Estate is a Five Red Star winery, placing it in the top echelon of Australian wineries.
Includes 10% merlot, matured for 16 months in new and used French oak. Bright crimson-purple; has fragrance and freshness of a high order, seemingly the mark of the vintage in Thompson Estate's hands. Pure cassis and bay leaf aromas and flavours on the bouquet and long, pure palate; tannins and oak are camouflaged and largely unseen supports. Drink to: 2039; Price; Date Tasted: Feb 2017; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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