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13 Nepenthe wines score 91+ points

The accolades keep rolling in ....

18 Oct 2021

A round of applause is in order for our winemaking team. Four of our wines have been awarded 91+ points by Winestate Adelaide Hills Challenge 2021 Wine Award.

From a 97 points medium bodied Pinnacle Ithaca Chardonnay to an easy-drinking Grüner Veltliner, check out the list of your must-haves below. 

 

 

2018 Ithaca Chardonnay – 97 points

Paying homage to our home, the beautiful Adelaide Hills, this Chardonnay seamlessly blends lemon blossom and nectarine with subtle oak complexity and freshness, complemented by the creamy mid-palate and tight, long finish.

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2020 Nepenthe Altitude Grüner Veltliner - 94 points

Crafted in a modern Australian style, this Grüner Veltliner exhibits enticing aromas of white nectarine, spice and hints of honey. A vibrant palate with pineapple and grapefruit flavours balanced by a lingering, persistent finish.

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2018 Nepenthe Altitude Shiraz – 94 points

This elegant yet complex Shiraz has a lifted spicy bouquet and vibrant flavours of raspberry and black currant. Perfectly balanced with soft, silky tannins and a long savoury finish.

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2018 Nepenthe Gate Block Shiraz – 92 points

Fresh red berries with hints of spice and dusty oak. On the palate, ripe flavours of black currant and blueberry are supported by firm tannins and a long, lingering finish.

 

2018 Nepenthe Altitude Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 points

Crafted in a modern Australian style, this Cabernet Sauvignon is packed full of vibrant mulberry and blackberry fruit, with hints of mocha and cassis.

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2019 Nepenthe Altitude Chardonnay – 91 points

Crafted in a modern Australian style, this Chardonnay exhibits soft white peach and sweet spice aromas, complemented by an elegant structure and clean, zesty finish.

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2019 Nepenthe Altitude Pinot Noir – 91 points

This Pinot Noir exhibits lifted raspberry and morello cherry aromas with a touch of fragent herb. Bright summer berry fruit flavours extend onto the palate supported by subtle spice providing soft, velvety finish.

 

2020 Nepenthe Altitude Sauvignon Blanc – 91 points

Shows vibrant citrus and tropical fruits with subtle herbaceous notes. An intense yet elegant wine balanced with zippy acidity and a substantial lingering texture.

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2020 Nepenthe Grüner Veltliner – 91 points

Exhibits enticing aromas of white nectarine, spice and hints of honey. A vibrant palate with pineapple and grapefruit flavours balanced by a lingering, persistent finish.

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2020 Nepenthe Mencia – 91 points

This Mencia showcases notes of raspberries, pomegranates and peppercorn with layered palate of puréed raspberries, sour cherries with delicate silky tannins.

 

2020 Nepenthe Nebbiolo – 91 points

An elegant wine, exhibiting notes red berries notes with hints of roasted almonds aroma. Luscious rhubarb and cherry flavours follow through on the palate, providing generous mouthfeel and persistent tannins.

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2019 Nepenthe Primitivo – 91 points

Grown in the Adelaide Hills, this wine brings a bright fruit-driven aroma and a medium weight palate bursting with red fruits and hints of sweet spice.

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2020 Viognier – 91 points

This Viognier exhibits fragrant orange blossom with hints of apricots. A generous palate with vibrant peach and pear flavours, balanced by a pristine citrus finish.