The Whinstone Vineyard, located in Red Hill, is a mere six acres planted with a Westerly aspect. Winemaker Dan Buckle describes it as a little warmer than the Hillcrest Vineyard, which remains the heart and soul of Circe wines. This is the first release from the site under this label. It adds a little light and shade to the portfolio although the common threads that I see in these wines is still apparent; translucence, clarity and length.
Delicate stylings, light-bodied. Centres on the freshest of raspberries with rose petal florals and suggestions of star anise and mace. Exhibits a savoury bouquet garni character on the nose and back-palate. Crystalline acidity carries the flavours, imparting a sense of levity. Silken. Tannins are sappy offering no more than a subtle rub on the tongue. 93
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Tasted: June 2014