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4 Stars – James Halliday’s 2015 Wine Companion

4.5 Stars 92 Points : Mainbreak 2012 Chardonnay

 A strikingly zesty and fresh Chardonnay, its fruit speaking with clarion clarity, yet with light footsteps; grapefruit, apple, honeydew melon and a light stone fruit infusion. Carefree drinking. Special Value.

4.5 Stars 92 Points: Mainbreak 2012 Shiraz

Good Colour; a portrait of modern Australian Shiraz, generously flavoured, with reip black fruits, integrated oak and ripe tannins, all in a compact medium-bodied frame. As ready to drink today as it will be in 5 or 10 years.

4.5 Stars 91 points : Mainbreak 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Semillon provides the structure and a hint of lemongrass, sauvignon blanc the passionfruit and lychee fruit flavours; the lemony acidity of the Semillon also gives the wine some cellaring potential. Special Value.

Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Autralian Red Wines 2014

Mainreak 2011 Cabernet Merlot in Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Australian Red Wines 2014

Prominent Western Australian wine writer, Ray Jordan, has done his annual review of Australian Red Wines. Wineries are invited to submit wines in various price points with a limit of two per brand per category. More than 500 wines came in from all over Australia, representing all of the major and some of the minor wine regions of the country.

Ray had this to say about it.

“This is a reliable second label from Hamelin Bay, just south of Margaret River. Fleshy, fruity mix of firmish cabernet and deep fruit merlot. It’s designed as a drink-now wine, being so soft and round. 90/100.”

Ray Jordan's Top 100 July 2012

Prominent Western Australian wine writer, Ray Jordan, has done his annual review of Australian Red Wines. Wineries are invited to submit wines in various price points with a limit of two per brand per category. Mainbreak 2009 Shiraz was placed in the Top 100.

This is what Ray had to say:

“This year more than 500 wines were submitted from all of the major wine-growing areas and the task of culling this list down to 100 was difficult , to say the least. Even getting down to the final 150 was a challenge.”

Shiraz $15-$20 “This was the biggest category in the tasting with more than 150 wines. And it wasn’t so much the wines that made the final list but the quality of the wines that missed out.”

Mainbreak 2009 Shiraz. Pumps just as hard as the famous Mainbreak at the mouth of the Margaret River. Stacks of punch ripe plummy shiraz fruit with a savoury earthiness. The palate is deliciously soft and supple but with a thread of fine tannin and a tweak of oak to add some structure and further interest.”

James Halliday awards Mainbreak Wines

James Halliday’s 2011 Wine Companion has awarded Mainbreak Wines 4.5 stars.

5 Stars and Best of the Best Wines By Variety – Awarded to Mainbreak Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009.  “Not in the least flamboyant, and has an attractive precision to its bouquet and palate that earned it a gold medal at the Qantas WA Wine Show ‘09; the citrus and grass flavours drive a long palate and clean finish.  94 points.”

4.5 Stars – Awarded to Mainbreak Cabernet Merlot 2008.  “Good colour; an effusive bouquet of black fruits, spice and herbs leads into a palate full of thrust and vigour to its mix of black and red fruits plus savoury nuances.  Gold Medal Hobart International Wine Show ‘09.  92 points”