SubRosa 2016 Pyrenees Nebbiolo – SOLD OUT


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94 points, James Halliday

94 points, Mike Bennie – The Winefront

Crafted with 100% Pyrenees Nebbiolo grown by the John Family at Malakoff Estate. Matured for 16 months in French oak.

Only 140 dozen. No fining or filtration. Contains sulphites.

Very limited availability.


  • Mike Bennie

    The Winefront 94 points

    From the notable Malakoff vineyard, plundered regularly by nebbiolo-enthused winemakers around the traps. Winemaker Adam Louder is his own man, but is now in charge of Mount Langi, but that’s by-the-by as this, his family project, is distinct, and, distinguished in its own right. Style-wise it reminds me a bit of Olek Bondonio’s wines of Barbaresco.

    It’s a vibrant, pure-feeling expression, loaded with perfume, lashed with savoury, iron-filing and graphite-tannins, bright in fruit flavour, dusted with attractive spice. There’s also a distinct vibrancy here, a cheery, cherry-kissed feel that’s easy for earlier access, despite there being cool, amaro-like acidity and a sheath of building tannin. It drives assertively then lingers with sappy fruit and minerally feel. It’s such a pleasure. It’s great.

    Rated : 94 Points
    Alcohol : 13.7%
    Closure : Screwcap
    Drink : 2018 – 2030

    Reviewed: 21 December, 2018

  • James Halliday

    Halliday Wine Companion 2020 94 points

    Light, clear colour; perfumed violets and spices, all is calm on the tannin front, a lingering assembly of scents, silky texture.