Situated in the picturesque Hall Valley, in the Murrumbidgee River corridor, just outside the ACT, the Nick O'Leary estate incorporates a modern winemaking facility and a mature five hectare vineyard. Since their beginnings, well over a decade ago, their focus has always been to make hand worked Shiraz and Riesling wines that truly exhibit the character of the region as well as expressing Nick's unique personality and style. His wines have received high profile recognition at a national and international level including the prestigious Stodart Trophy in 2014 and the NSW Wine of the Year in both 2014 and 2015 – the latter being the first and only time in the awards 20-year history that the accolade has been received multiple times by a single producer, let alone in consecutive years.
STEPHEN CREBER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Comes from three vineyards across the Canberra region. Destemmed whole berries cold-soaked prior to ferment, 12 months in large format seasoned French oak. Aromas of cherry predominantly, with whiffs of road tar and cola. Characteristic tempranillo mouthfeel, juicy at first - and cherry fruited - then turning dry with powdery tannin. I'd drink it young and with food.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
The first vintage of tempranillo (grafted onto 16yo vines) from the Fischer Vineyard; matured for 12 months in used oak. Clear crimson, it has beautifully juicy red cherry fruit with gossamer tannins. Begs to be drunk asap. 250 dozen made.