5 Red Star James Halliday Rating = Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 94 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. Top 4.9%.
Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay 2013
97/100 & * Special Value Star!
“Still pale straw-green; this is the big banana where the Streicker story began before Clairault in ‘03. This chardonnay has a rare inner strength (Leeuwin Estate another) that gives it prodigious length on the palate and equally prodigious longevity, but without ever having to get out of first gear or raise a mental or physical sweat. That’s why the special quality of this wine can simply not be recognised. Drink to 2030.”
Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
96/100 & * Special Value Star!
“Open-fermented, 18 months maturation in French barriques. Uncompromisingly full-bodied, with blackcurrant and mulberry supported by a phalanx of firm tannins and French oak on the long finish. Will richly repay cellaring, the longer the better. Drink to 2047.”
Streicker Bridgeland Block Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014
95/100 & * Special Value Star!
“Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, fermented and matured in French oak. You get the whole box and dice here: texture, structure, length and weight, very similar to dry white Bordeaux. It’s the polar opposite of the fruit bomb style, and at 2yo is only now starting to welcome all who venture near. Drink to 2020.”
Streicker Bridgeland Block Syrah 2013
“ Hand-picked, open-fermented, 18 months in French barriques. As interesting as it is complex, with a strong savoury/licorice/pepper trio wound around the blackberry fruit of the bouquet and palate; it is medium-bodied with a particularly good tannin framework to the fruit, assisted to a degree by the French oak. Drink to 2038.”