The latest Good Wine Guide 2012 by Nick Stock has just hit our desk. As always Hay Shed Hill has done very well and has received a five star rating overall. Here are the results for the wines we stock:
HAY SHED HILL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 - 93 Points
A very stylish cabernet sauvignon that offers aromas of ripe cherries and cassis; some leafy notes and roasting herbs too. The palate carries impressive flavour and shape, and really ripe cherry and berry fruits; sturdy, ripe, smooth tannins run long. Approachable and fleshy - terrific value.
HAY SHED HILL CHARDONNAY 2010 - 92 Points
A young chardonnay with neatly ripened fruit that sits under a savoury shroud of flinty complexity; below, there’s peach and citrus, some tropical melon too. The palate’s taut and lively, with plenty of biscuity oak influence and a dry, little finish.
HAY SHED HILL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON 2010 - 92 Points
A super-fresh, crisp dry white that has loads of tangy appeal: lemon-balm and lemongrass, really bright and lively, with hints of herbal and tropical fruit in behind. The palate’s bright, dry and zesty. Finishes with lip-smacking lemon flavour, refreshing and dry.
HAY SHED HILL SHIRAZ TEMPRANILLO 2009 - 89 Points
A canny approach in blending terms, and further evidence that tempranillo has a handy toehold in the west. Good colour and a deep, spiced dark-berry and cherry fragrance; some plums here too. The palate’s even and balanced, with juicy tannin/acid interplay and a supple and quite long finish.