Mills Reef is delighted to announce the launch of a new range of wines, aptly named ‘Bespoke’.
Positioned between its iconic ‘Elspeth’ and hugely popular ‘Reserve’ ranges, the ‘Bespoke’ range was inspired by a desire to offer exciting quality wine experiences that venture from the norm.
Free reign is granted to the winemaker to craft superior small-parcel lots – whether unconventional in varietal composition or style, nostalgic in nature, or a unique one-off – to share with wine lovers.
Being abstract and tailor-made, General Manager Nick Aleksich says “it was befitting to bestow this special range of wines with the name ‘Bespoke’.
Of the winemaking, Chief Winemaker Tim Preston says, “there are no firm rules and the inspiration for each wine can have entirely different foundations, but all will offer something different and exciting”.
Tim goes on to say that “it gives us an avenue to be creative and experimental, but also serious on quality, and to share those wonderful discoveries”.
Further symbolising the bespoke nature of these wines are the labels which carry the winemaker’s fingerprint as testimony to their uniqueness.
Two wines form the inaugural annual release of Bespoke.
The first being 2016 Bespoke Chardonnay, which follows a nostalgic bent harking back to old-school styles of yester-year where voluptuousness, generosity and richness are hallmarks.
The second wine is 2015 Bespoke Cabernets, an unconventional yet exciting premium blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Cabernet Franc, fusing their respective strengths of structure and aromatics.
The wines are to be launched during August and will be available from selected fine wine stores and restaurants.
CHARDONNAY: Buttery lemon in colour, lots of stonefruit, toasty oak / smoke in the nose. Medium bodied. Creamy palate of nectarines, tart grapefruit acidity, finely textured oak, medium length finish. Delish now. Would benefit from cellaring.
CABERNETS: Dark cherry red, floral notes, black currants & a wife of nutty oak in the nose, medium bodied with a seemless palate of fine velvety tannins, rich dark fruit, spice and generous finish. Wonderful winter wine!