My approach

Marco Lubiana


Wine Reviews

Dark cherry, clod earth, spice, dried roses, a bit of lift. It’s ripe and earthy, blood plum, dried herbs, distinct ‘mineral’ feel, rich silty tannin, an amaro bite dusted with cocoa, bright and rich at once with a stony cherry pip finish of excellent length. Character plus. Natty, but nice. It’s a terrific expression of Pinot Noir. 95 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front March 2020

I liked it straight away. It’s saline and nutty, ripe lemon, cut fennel, a quiet perfume. Bright and zesty, but with an almost milky oatmeal softness, fine chalk dust texture, ginger and pink grapefruit, brine and grilled nuts on a long cool finish. So stylish and lovely to drink, not forced. Beautiful. 95 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front March 2020

A powerful, complex chardonnay and a stunning Vosne-like pinot noir. Star quality. Nick Stock 2020

It’s got brine, salty minerally, graphite, flint, cap-gun – there’s a popcorn glint in the eye of the peach and the nectarine and red apple seem a fine pair.  They’ve got white choc drops in their pockets.  It drinks like a Burgundy until it hits the midpalate, then all that funk, that ‘extra-ness’, it whips around to look at me straight on, and what I’m looking at… it is pure fruit.  Unadulterated, pure, fine fruit.  This is New World through and through.  The acidity is cleansing and does what it can to sweep me off my feet.  The palate is silky, viscose, velvet-like. The length of flavour is long.  I am all about the pleasure this wine offers… it is immense.  Yet so fine. 96/100 Erin Larkin 2020 

A cloudy ruby in the glass, the nose writhes in eddies of sour cherry, Szechuan peppercorn, red apple skin, a hint of coffee bean and plenty of blood and salt.  This has a lithe meatiness about it; a finely shaved prosciutto character that is tempered by a cranberry jelly side.  The texture is super fine – it possesses a silty tannin profile, and the red liquorice vibe that loiters around the edge of the boundaries almost makes me think of Booj.  I like it – a lot.  I wasn’t immediately transported to Tasmania, it holds some mystery about it, and I find that to be another reason for another sip.  Yes. 95/100 Erin Larkin 2020