A beautifully light and slightly frizzante wine - perfect for summer sipping. This Pink Muscat from Stella Bella is full of gorgeous red berry flavours with a hint of vanilla and a fresh and delicate finish.
91 Points - James Halliday
One hundred per cent chardonnay, spending two years on tirage/yeast lees, the wine has abundant peachy fruit, indeed more than expected, even though it was early-picked. There won't be too many complaints about that flavour.
International Wine Challenge: Bronze Winner 2012
94 Points - James Halliday
Relatively light, although healthy, colour; the expressive, perfumed bouquet of cassis leads into a finely balanced and shaped palate, with cassis, redcurrant and plum all in play; the finish and aftertaste are particularly impressive.
International Wine Challenge: Bronze Winner 2013
95 Points - James Halliday
From the very low-yielding '09 vintage, estate-grown and a selection of the best barrels; clear, bright red-purple, the wine is an exercise in harmony, with positive contributions from each of the black and red berry fruit, cedary oak, and positively silky tannins.
International Wine Challenge: Commended Winner 2012
96 Points - James Halliday
Light straw-green; a new level for Stella Bella, magically amplifying all the best features of the standard wine; all the standard top-end techniques are used for these two chardonnays, but it is how they are used that gives the finesse and purity both display.
Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold Medal 2014
With a medium to deep garnet purple color, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon provides aromas of warm black currant and baked blackberries plus subtle hints of cloves and graphite. Medium to high acidity and a medium level of chewy tannins give structure to the full bodied palate, finishing long and a little warm. Drink this one now to 2018+.
93 Points - Stuart McCloskey
Less intense than both the ’02 and ’07, however the palate is well-balanced on the entry with fine citrus lemon, grapefruit and just a hint of spice. Good weight and quite linear towards the finish but great persistency. Drinking now.
96 Points - James Halliday
A 60/40% blend barrel-fermented and matured in French oak (50% new) for 3 months. At the top end of Margaret River white Bordeaux blends, it has a compelling palate of finesse and richness of flavour, all the components seamlessly fused, with grapefruit, peach and fig caressed by high quality oak.
95 Points - Ben Edwards (winecompanion.com.au)
Decanter World Wine Awards: Bronze Medal 2014
Making aromatic varieties with the use of new oak well is a skill that seems to be spreading rapidly around Margaret River, and Suckfizzle have long been at the forefront; this rendition does show plenty of sleek vanillin oak, but there is a range of exotic fruits also on display; the palate is deeply textured, long and complex.