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2010 The Willows Vineyard Semillon

While the 06 older sibling is still out there winning trophies,this new release shows lots of attractive personality as well; lemon-curd like to a touch of crème brulee (without the burnt sugar top) and a mouth filling wash of citrus juice and mineral in the finish. Buy a box and watch them develop. 93 points
The Advertiser TOP 100 Wines 2011

2008 The Willows Vineyard Shiraz

LOTS of fascination from the get-go; hyper ripe Shiraz pushing ripeness, but still with a great crunchy bite in the fruit,then gorgeous spicy oak, a choc-mint flavor layer,good length-what's not to love.Overall a most entertaining drink right in its prime.
Value-Excellent
4.5/5 The Advertiser Taste July 2012

2011 The Willows Vineyard Semillon

What's going on is simply a reflection of a would be Australian classic wine style that's just a little bit out of fashion. The quality of the wine of course, is really the thing-and this brilliant creature should be right in fashion. It's a vigorous, confident and delicious dry white, which would partner up well with a nice diversity of foods including chicken, roasted or drunken, fish and chips (with a real acid tang to help here) and I can vouch that it does very well with oysters, sashimi and sushi. Winemaker Peter Scholz makes this natural and unforced white, with its characters of lemon, straw and herb, from vines he knows pretty well; his grandfather planted them. 
The Melbourne Review Aug 2012

2011 The Willows Vineyard Semillon

2012 WINEWISE SMALL VIGNERON AWARDS
The LEN SORBELLO TROPHY FOR BEST CURRENT VINTAGE OR ONE YEAR
OLD SEMILLON

2011 The Willows Vineyard 2011 Semillon

Willows has led the way in new age Barossa Semillon, and you can share an important chapter in the history of this variety for the sum total of $16. With a vibrant straw hue, this is super crisp and pure vintage for this wine.Cut grass is prominent, with a backdrop of well-defined pure lemon that's just beginning to show hints of the spice of preserved lemon and toast.If you enjoy Semillon's grassier extreme, you'll love this!
Tyson Stelzer Barossa Living wine Summer 12/13

2012 The Willows Vineyard Riesling

The genius of Peter Scholz is on full display in pulling this Riesling off the valley floor. The crisp refinement of lemon blossom and lime zest is typically reserved for the higher climes of Eden Valley.It's super precise and steely, packed with granny smith apples and kaffir lime spice.
Taste TOP 100 Wines Tony Love The Advertiser Nov 12

2011 the Willows Vineyard 2011 Semillon

There's magic in this producer's old vines that can get the grapes into balance and give just 10.8 per cent alcohol. There are lemongrass and citrus tart flavours with impressive staying power. It'll age well too-it's 2006 sibling has been rereleased to great acclaim.
Taste Top 100 wines The Advertiser Nov 12

2010 The Willows Vineyard G-7

Crafted from Grenache and shiraz, this has minty garden herbs, earthiness and
Grenache's tell-tale blood-lip-meets-fruit-tang. It's lively and dances with fragrance, while lovely cherry fruits roll with ripeness. It's big, yet shows balance and ease in the finish.
Taste Top 100 wines The Advertiser Nov 12

2012 The willows Vineyard Riesling

This charming, reserved, low alcohol, early picked Riesling promises to have a great future-although it already drinks well. It's very focused and long, delicate and reserved, showing great refinement and poise.
Gourmet traveler Wine Top 100 New Releases Dec/Jan 2013

2012 The Willows Vineyard Riesling

There are Rieslings that can almost cut with their acidity and then there are more
generous styles, with gorgeous, pure grape, green apple and lime zest characters. This version starts out all delicate and white floral but gets juicy and expressive in the mouth and finishing long and refreshing. Great value!
Daily Telegraph Taste Feb 2013

2011 The Willows Vineyard Semillon

The best Semillon is good from the get-go. No better example of this can be seen than this Barossa based wine. It has lemongrass and citrus tart, great zest and lemon juiciness with impressive staying power.
'Bottle Stop' Advertiser Magazine 2012

2006 The Willows Vineyard Semillon

It's like lemon-butter in your mouth. Aged Semillon takes on extraordinary complexities, buttery, as well as toast and honey and creamy lime tart.
'Bottle Stop' Advertiser Magazine 2012

2010 the Willows Vineyard Bonesetter Shiraz

Dense, inky purple; the blackberry, spice and licorice fruit of the bouquet swells up even further on the palate, with dark chocolate nuances, vanillan oak and resplendently ripe tannins. The cork is of high quality and has been perfectly inserted, for a wine of this potential longevity. Rating 94 Drink to 2040.
James Halliday Aust Wine Companion 2014

2010 The Willows Vineyard Shiraz

Deep purple crimson; an impressive wine at the price; its perfectly ripened fruit has a little spice to add further interest, the American and French Oak doing precisely what was asked of it. Rating 93 Drink to 2025
James Halliday Aust Wine Companion 2014

2010 The Willows Vineyard Cabernet

Rated 92 Drink to 2025
James Halliday Aust Wine Companion 2014

Single vineyard 2012 The Willows Vineyard Semillon

From 76 year old estate grown, and carefully tended vines, this wine ripples with juicy lemon/lemon curd flavours, making patience irrelevant. Rating 91.Drink to 2016
James Halliday Aust Wine Companion 2014

2013 The Willows Vineyard Riesling

The Barossa zone also includes the cooler Eden Valley, famed for its Rieslings, but the valley floor can do well here too. The fruit spectrum is more green apple, there's an intriguing clove and spiced apple twist and a residual sweet spot. Lovely!
Tony Love Taste The Advertiser 2013

2014 The Willows Vineyard Riesling

Note the lower alcohol, pointing to an early pick of fruit with everything here balancing neatly to lift aromas of lime fruit and cordial, apple blossom in the background with a fair bit of grunt in the palate. The lime aspects also highlight an acidity that will encourage this wines capacity to age gracefully.at this price buy a few and put them away for 5-10 years. A great surprise awaits. Terrific value! Try with Salt & Chilli Calamari
Tony Love Taste The Advertiser Oct 2014

2012 The Willows Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

All the blackberry, black currant and dark mint chocolate aromatic factors that make up this variety's familiar Australian styling with fabulous sweet fruit to drink and softer spectrum, sticky tannins in play making the feel rich and full bodied but not at all heavy. It's completely seductive, rich and delicious cabernet from a great Barossa vintage. And back vintage history tells us these age very well indeed.
The Advertiser Top 100 June 2015 94 points

2013 The Willows Vineyard Bonesetter

Uncompromisingly full bodied, with fruits, tannins and oak all fighting for supremacy, none winning. Has all the potential in the world, but needs a minimum of 10 years to really open up. 94 points Drink thru to 2043!
James Halliday Aust Wine Companion 2016

2013 The Willows Vineyard Shiraz

90 points Drink thru to 2028
James Halliday Aust Wine Companion 2016

The Willows Vineyard 2011 Semillon

Awarded 3 Trophies Barossa Wine Show 2016
The Prowine Trophy-Best Semillon
The Hahn Corporation Trophy-Most Outstanding Barossa White Wine
The Seguin Moreau Trophy-Most Outstanding Single Vineyard Wine

2014 The Willows Vineyard Shiraz

9o points Drink thru to 2029
James Halliday Wine Companion 2017

The Willows Vineyard Bonesetter Shiraz 2014

'No holds barred on the bouquet, with a display of luxurious oak. Christmas pudding and minty, rich and sweet in flavor, heavy in texture, and armed with imposing tannins. Sheer intensity, hence the score' 94 points Drink through to 2030
James Halliday Wine Companion 2017

2015 G7 Grenache/Shiraz

'The aromas are clean and raspberry like with a background of licorice and mixed spices. Succulent, Intense with licorice, spice and dark cherry flavours, long carry and rich texture. Sumptuous stuff! 93 points
Gourmet Traveller Wine Sept 2017