Reviews are in! JamesSuckling.com
August 27, 2018
James Suckling is one of today’s leading wine critics whose reviews are read and respected by wine lovers, serious wine collectors, and the wine trade worldwide.
Since starting his career, Suckling estimates he has tasted close to 200,000 wines. Last year, he and his small team of tasters, including Australian Nick Stock in Melbourne, Brit Stuart Pigott in Berlin, and son Jack Suckling in Bangkok, tasted more than 16,000 wines. JamesSuckling.com tries to taste all of the wines in their respective country of origin and spends months each year traveling the globe and setting up tastings, visiting wineries and talking to winemakers.
2017 Shadowfax Macedon Ranges Chardonnay
A restrained citrusy chardonnay with flinty reductive styling here. Impressive complexity delivered with restraint. The palate has bright acid spark and a smooth sleeve of lime and white-peach flavours. Really elegant and long. Drink now. 94 points. Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com August 2018
2017 Shadowfax Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir
Some handy restraint of fruit on the nose. Subtly spicy, earthy and predominantly floral aromas here. The palate unleashes energetic, tangy flavours of red cherries with a thread of meaty, spicy oak. Tannins and acid intertwine to tighten the finish neatly. Drink or hold. 93 points. Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com August 2018
2017 Shadowfax Little Hampton Pinot Noir
A single-vineyard bottling. This has a pretty array of wild red fruits and flowers on the nose, making it a delicate and alluring pinot. The palate has a smooth fan of fine tannins that builds power, pace and focus as it goes. An impressive elegant and interesting pinot. Drink or hold. 95 points. Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com August 2018