Kim Longbottom has built her wine business around the core message that family comes first. Twenty years after releasing her first wave of classic red wines with husband Mark from the Limestone Coast’s famed Padthaway region, a new chapter in the Vintage Longbottom story has begun with the arrival of daughter Margo into the company. Their family story continues and now includes the next generation.
The H series hits all the right notes, and the syrah may well be the finest of the trio. Fidelitous to its Hills' origins, with a marrow of cherry cola etched with herbal tannins and a peppery skein of acidity. A smudge of black olive, a lilac whiff and smoked meat, too. All tactile enough, while hedging this mid-weight into the eminently drinkable category. Nothing hard; nothing out of place. Drink to: 2023; Price: $32.00; Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 94 Points; Ned Goodwin MW; James Halliday Wine Companion
Mother-daughter winemaking team. What a wonderful dynamic that is. A combo of regions to bring about this bright, vivacious expression. A new look from this family. Spiffing this is. Silky, medium weight, perfumed, shows good spice character, purity, or sense of, of shiraz in tow. Red berries, cranberry even, tangy acidity, good swish of light tannins for guidance. Good length, good presence in palate, a sense of quiet elegance to this wine. It’s punching above its weight. Seems destined for bistros and by-the-glass, over cellars. Go forth, this is good drinking. Drink: 2019-2023; Rated: 92 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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