Halliday Wine Club is a specialised wine subscription service that delivers two top-rated Australian wines to your door each month. We showcase classic and emerging varietals, and known and lesser known regions, from across the country. The wines are expertly selected by the Halliday Tasting Team, and will always be rated 95 points or higher.
For the month of February, Halliday Wine Club members received a riesling from Duke's Vineyard in Porongurup and a cabernet sauvignon from Voyager Estate in Margaret River.
Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Margaret RiverMainly a blend of two vineyards: Block 12 and Old Block, with a small parcel of Weightmans Block 5. Vinified separately, matured in oak for 18 months. Having stood in all three source vineyards, each component is clear in this wine: density from the Old Block, suppleness from the Block 12 and red fruits and brine from the Weightmans Block. Savoury, long, fine-knit and of supreme elegance. It's not intense cabernet, but it is persistent and very long. Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion, 96 points.
Duke’s Vineyard Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling 2021, PorongurupFrom a single vineyard, whole-bunch pressed and fermented solely in tank to preserve the pristine freshness endemic to the rieslings from the area. A super-floral nose leads into a tense and citrus-driven palate. The acidity is saline and omnipresent, curling and flicking around the fruit, shaping it all through the long finish. This has already developed and grown so much in the bottle between this glass and the last (a couple of months prior), that it surely has a very long road ahead of it. White pepper, lime flesh and laser-like precision through the finish. Layered and dappled – gorgeous. Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion, 97 points.
Receive two wines rated 95 points or higher each month as part of your Halliday Wine Club subscription.
Here's what chief editor Campbell Mattinson had to say about these two wines from Western Australia:
"...I was delighted, when I opened both this month’s wines and tucked into them for myself, to find a six-year-old red wine and a white wine that, while still young, has an extra year under its belt post-release, and has started to show some more complex flavours. In other words, this month we have two wines that can be cellared, but can also be enjoyed right now.
"The Duke’s Vineyard Magpie Hill Reserve Resiling 2021 is from one of the best riesling vineyards in the land, and from a vintage that scored 97 points in the Halliday Wine Companion. It will live and mature for another 15+ years, but it’s amazing what an extra year in the bottle has done to it. It’s already added flesh, and complexity, and texture. It’s drinking beautifully.
"The Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (96 points) was a long, elegant wine when it was tasted for review, and it still is. But it too has softened and added flesh since then, and in the process become more complete; it’s still a little ways from really hitting its best days, but the benefit of holding onto wine even for just a little while is already evident. As an aside: the tobacco-like notes in this Voyager Estate wine, wow, they’re really something."
Join Halliday Wine Club to receive two bottles delivered to your door each month. The subscription is $139 per month ($129 per month for Halliday members) and you can skip, pause or cancel at any time.
Past Halliday Wine Club wines
Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Clare Valley
Reserve Pinot Noir 2020Yarra Valley
Coonawarra Trio St George Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Coonawarra
Robinson Vineyard Chardonnay 2020Mornington Peninsula
Reserve Gippsland Chardonnay 2020Gippsland
Pinot Noir 2018Beechworth
Cabernet Touriga 2018McLaren Vale
The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Coonawarra
The Iron Duke Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Langhorne Creek