From vines planted in 1968 according to the bottle and 1966 according to the website. Apparently recently renamed Justin’s Vineyard in honour of founder John Justice Roche. I wonder if the Netley Road moniker will be dropped come future vintages.
Lime, fennel, green apple skins and a hint of bergamot tea. Appealing flavours and aromas. Softer, glycerol body – not the stereotypical steeliness of the Great Southern. Presents with a sense of width. I’m not totally convinced by the way it plays out on the palate. It feels a little ill-defined, balled up and indiscrete. 90
Region: Great Southern
Tasted: July 2014