Cameron Douglas reviews 2023

Cameron Douglas reviews 2023

MAU Wines The Basket Case Chardonnay 2021, Southern Clays, Marlborough

Aromas and flavours of fresh peaches and ripe citrus, red apple and a fine lees complexity. Oak layers in a baking spice and gentle toasted barrel quality. Delicious on the palate with a coarse-silk texture, near full-bodied mouthfeel and flavours of citrus and yellow stone fruits. A layer of barrel spice combined with lees and acidity make for a textured and flavourful wine. Well made with a decent length and complexity. Best drinking from the day of purchase through 2027. Excellent- 94 points

MAU Wines The Basket Case Pinot Noir 2021, Southern Clays, Marlborough

Bright, varietal and fresh bouquet with scents of black cherry and boysenberry, plums and a mix of spices from fruit and some wood. On the palate a dry wine with layers of spiced red berry fruits and cherry flesh, with a fine savoury dried herb quality. Moderate complexity and length which I expect will lengthen as the wine matures more in your cellar. Best drinking from early 2024 through 2030. Premium 92 Points

MAU Wines The Basket Case Field Blend Red Wine 2021, Clevedon

A true field blend bouquet with aromas of myriad red berries and violets, layers of baked nut and a gentle touch of French oak showing clove and vanilla scents. Dry on the palate with medium+ weight and intensity, flavours of plums and black berry fruits then more violets and clay soil flavours. Firm textures from tannins and acidity offer this wine ageing attributes backed up by core red berry fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet. A lovely example best enjoyed with higher protein foods. Ideal drinking window from 2024 through 2030. Premium 92 Points

M.A.U Wines 'Pink Ensemble' Rosé 2022, Clevedon

Made with Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc there’s a bouquet of ripe red apple and cherries, there’s a cranberry and sweet strawberry note then clay and other mineral qualities. On the palate a dry wine with plenty of texture from acidity and lees management then flavours of red berries and a gentle white spice note. Well made, new and refreshing with a light salty saline quality. Best drinking from 2023 through early 2025. Premium 92 Points

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