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
Bright, light straw colour with faint copper tinge and a creamy, cashew, toasted bread and subtly meringue-like bouquet. The wine is lemony on the tongue and crisply refreshing, the finish cleansing and appetising, with vibrant acidity and extra-long persistence. An exquisite wine.
This has grilled hazelnuts, apple pastry and an edge of pears and cool river stones. The palate is attractive in a very sleek and refined way with a neat flush of acidity through the finish. Drink now.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
60% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir; 24 months on lees. Vibrant. Granny Smith apple. Sorrel. Sherbet. Steely. The acidity needs toning by longer lees ageing or some time buried in the cellar.