Fascinating aromas of slate, dark berries and crushed stone. Some black-tea stalks, too. Medium body. Firm tannins. Fresh finish.
94 points, JamesSuckling.com (June 2019)
Cherry and blueberry pie, pepper and grilled meat, floral too. It’s light and crisp, meaty and spiced, some twiggy herbal sorts of flavours, and cherry and raspberry fruit of clarity and handsome purity. Tannin is light yet grainy. Finish is cool, but meaty and spicy. Brisk! Attractive complexity in a fresh framework.
92 points, The Wine Front (August 2019)
Planted in 1974 at Glenora, near the top end of the Derwent River, Gerald and Sue Ellis purchased Meadowbank in 1976 and have, over the years expanded the vineyard to its present 42ha. And while some good wines were made over the years under the label, most of the fruit was contracted to Accolade with some of it going to Bay of Fires where Peter Dredge was establishing a name for himself as one of Australia’s best young winemakers. Dredge left Accolade in 2015 to both consult and begin his own Dr Edge brand and Gerald Ellis wasted no time seeing if Peter would be interested in both becoming a partner and the winemaker at Meadowbank. The rest, as they say, is history and the numerous golds and trophies at wines shows around the country are testament to just how good these wines are now.