Posts Tagged Robert Oatley

Robert Oatley Wines: Rebirth of an Australian Wine Legend

By Glen Frederiksen I grew up (as an adult in the world of wine, that is) drinking the wines from Rosemount Estate in Australia. These ranged from the bargain-priced Diamond Series to expensive vineyard-designated Reserve wines. Sadly, by... Read more

2010 Robert Oatley Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia

Dark purple color. Varietal scents of herbs, tobacco and bell pepper give way to ample cassis and dark berry aromas and flavors. From mid-palate through to the finish, medium-grained tannins and earth come to the fore. Nicely balanced. Enjoy with... Read more

2010 Robert Oatley Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia

Nearly translucent dark purple. Pleasing aromas of freshly crushed blueberries and blackberries pick up some earth and pepper once in the mouth. Medium in body, this is not your typical syrupy Shiraz. MSRP: $20 (April 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Robert Oatley Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Transparent light ruby color, clearing at the rim. This is a lighter style of Pinot Noir, showing aromas of sweet strawberry with a whiff of white pepper. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied and lithe, picking up some earthiness toward the... Read more

2011 Robert Oatley Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia

Light straw color. This white delivers ample amounts of pear, apple and citrus, with some minerality. Just lightly oaked, the fruit is what lingers in the finish. MSRP: $18 (April 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2011 Robert Oatley Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River, Australia

Almost clear in color, the nose pumps out fresh scents of herbs, passion fruit, notes of grass, and a faint whiff of eucalyptus (!). Nicely balanced, it would be a perfect foil for fresh shellfish. MSRP: $18 (April 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2011 Robert Oatley Riesling, Great Southern, Australia

Light straw color. A solid thread of acidity is balanced by aromas and flavors of bright red apple fruit, citrus and minerality. MSRP: $18 (April 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more