Wine Reviews 2012


Urlar Pinot Noir 2011 – Sue Courtney Tweets

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Here’s what Sue Courtney (at Winescribe) tweeted about Urlar Pinot Noir 2011:
Savoury & gamey with bittersweet cherry, sensual silkiness, deep smoky spiciness, underlying freshness.


Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier Reviews Urlar Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Urlar Sauvignon Blanc 2012 13%

N: The attention to detail in the vineyard is well expressed in the bouquet of this wine: A light savory/earthy complexity wrapped up in layers of citrus and tree fruit aromas, moderate+ complexity with a mineral underscore.

P: The layers of mineral or earth-like attributes are a distinctive part of the palate; sweet lemon and grapefruit with apple and pear then some gooseberry and white florals; this wine is all about the sum of its parts, balanced with medium+ to high acidity and a medium+ finish. A love wine.

In looking up my notes on the 2011 Urlar Sauvignon Blanc  (14%) it read remarkably similar with emphasis on the citrus centred aromas and soft herbacous qualities; mineral finish and four stars overall.


Urlar New Releases - Peter Saunders

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012


Urlar Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Certified organic grapes and winemaking; partly oak fermented. Quite a gutsy style,  quite strong in its fruit statement, serious, robust and hearty for this variety and showing a lot of spine.  Dry and very much a food wine and most enjoyable in its stature which lifts it above many.

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir 2011

Not a heavy style this vintage yet carrying its Pinot flavours very well and with some elegance.  The typical Urlar subtlety, a very approachable silky texture and the wine will continue to unfold over the next two or three years.

Urlar Gladstone Noble Riesling 2012

Nicely subtle botrytis balanced beautifully with the ripe, quite intense, Riesling fruit. A delicious style of dessert wine with soft cheeses. Urlar elegance shows again through the concentration of this style and the opulence of the wine. Years of fine sipping ahead.

Matt Calder