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James Halliday
WOW Factor Wines

2015 Driftwood Estate Artifacts Margaret River Chardonnay awarded 95 Points “Two vineyards hand-picked 4-25 Feb, whole bunches, wild yeast barrel-fermented (35% new), high solids, separate batches, stirred, matured for 10 months, bottled Dec. This is fast out of the blocks, highly attractive display of grapefruit and white peach on the bouquet precisely reflected on the…

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James Halliday 2018
Australian Wine Companion

2013 Artifacts SBS – 94 Points

“A totally seductive blend, its multi-aromas and flavours an exercise in harmony, its mouthfeel creamy yet light and bright; the issue here is deciding what it does not have, rather than what it does have: gooseberry, passionfruit and lemon/lime is a start, and that faint touch of oak another part.”

2011 Artifacts Shiraz – 95 Points

“Full crimson-purple; crammed with rich blackberry, plum, liquorice and spice fruits, yet not ponderous; the oak and tannin management has been judged to perfection, the finish with a mix of satin and juice. Great value.”

2011 Artifacts Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 Points

“Good hue and clarity; cedar, spice and red flower aromas on the bouquet are a prelude to a complex, but juicy and vibrant, palate, cassis, mulberry and redcurrant elbowing persistent tannins out of the way.”

2011 The Collection Cabernet Merlot – 92 Points

“It’s up to the mark. Good dark colour, good dark (berried) flavour. Currants, olives, blueberries and dried herbs. Minty, chocolaty characters add freshness and texture respectively. Alcohol warmth is an aspect worth noting but it’s generally an attractive wine to both smell and to drink.”

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