Hamish and Kate Laurie continue a five generation winemaking tradition. Devoted to the high altitude sites of the Adelaide Hills and with Kate's French oenology training the wines they produce are at once traditional and contemporary. With a fiery passion to create premium bottle fermented and aged sparkling together with aromatic whites that can genuinely cellar, their signature style is focussed, textural, restrained and balanced. At Deviation Road every sip reveals a little of this mystery; a taste of the terroir, a glimpse at the season, a hint of the science and a wink to the heritage that crafts its existence.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Colour is medium-yellow, bright and limpid with a persistent mousse. The bouquet is very creamy, toasty and almost buttery, with dairy and pastry-shop aromas galore. It's very detailed and nuanced. The flavour fills the mouth and is creamy-textured as well as vitally fresh and alive. It finishes seamlessly dry yet soft. A superb sparkling wine.
A very complex and polished sparkling that spent five years resting on tirage, before disgorgement in 2018. The nose has beautifully clear citrus and peach with hints of bread dough and dried flowers. The palate has a super fine, smoothly resolved feel with quite fleshy peach and lemon flavors, holding pure, fresh and long. Impressive clarity. Really fresh. Drink or age further on cork.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
This expansive, rich wine has spent an extended 5 years on lees which for me, considering the acid levels, pH and fruit ripeness even in cooler Australian zones, seems just about the maximum level of ambition. A fully loaded nose oozes toasted nuts, marzipan, spiced quince and tarte tatin flavours across a creamy, broad-shouldered core of nourishment. This stains the cheeks and swoons the nose.