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Cellar Door Reviews

John Lewis reviews Margan Merlot 2013

Newcastle Herald, May 2015 – John Lewis “Made from grapes grown on Andrew Margan’s Ceres Hill vineyard at Broke, this juicy drop has 14.5 percent alcohol, is ruby red and has berry pastille and lavender scents. The front palate has ripe mulberry flavour, the middle rhubarb, spearmint, spice and cedary oak and earthy tannins come through […]

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SHIRAZ SAIGNEE’S A ROSÉ BY ANY NAME

Vintnews 25/05/2015 -David Ellis THE Hunter Valley’s Andrew Margan is a dab hand with Rosé, and a 2014 Shiraz Saignee Rosé he’s recently released is a nice creamy drop whose aromas and flavours are almost akin to a romp through a lolly shop. Saignee is a French term referring to the juice that’s run-off from […]

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A Rare beauty : Margan Semillon 2014

VintNews – March 16th, 2015 -David Ellis ONE TO NOTE:  A 2014 Semillon from Margan Family Winegrowers’ forty year old vines at Broke in the Hunter Valley is drinking superbly right now – but for those with the patience, it’ll do so even more rewardingly if you let it age to classic Hunter Semillon complexity […]

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Tony Keys reviews Margan Shiraz 2013

The Key Report, 27th February 2015 : The accompanying notes say, “The fruit for this wine was ripe and concentrated.” It comes across on the palate as my tasting notes mention, ripe and good concentration. Lovely drop, all it should be. 93 points and value at $22. Buy Margan Shiraz 2013 now

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June 5-8th- Annual Barrel Hall Sale

A range of aged wines will be offered for taste and sale. Wines include medal winners, limited releases, museum reserve, great vintages as well as quaffers. Meet our winemakers and our Margan cellar door team for structured tastings, wine education and cellaring advice. Complete your visit in our award winning Margan Restaurant. The Annual Barrel […]

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David Ellis reviews Margan Chardonnay

Vintnews – 15/12/14 -David Ellis ONE TO NOTE: THE Hunter Valley’s Andrew Margan, on the other hand, is a traditionalist planning on matching this year’s family honey-baked ham on Christmas Day with his 2014 Margan Chardonnay, a very rewarding drop at a nicely-priced $18 for those of us to whom Chardonnay will always remain a […]

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Windsor Dobbin reviews Margan Field Blend Red – Block 11

Margan Field Blend Red – Block 11 Ciao Magazine – 20 November, 2014 Windsor Dobbin “This is probably the cheapest wine in the range of Hunter Valley winery Margan, but it is also one of the most accessible and immediately enjoyable. A no-fuss blend of shiraz, tempranillo and Mataro grapes grown in the same vineyard; […]

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Tony Love reviews Margan Field Blend White – Block 8

Margan Field Blend White – Block 8 The Advertiser – 22 November, 2014 Tony Love “One vineyard block with multiple varieties picked and vinified together – a traditional practice now seeing a revival of sorts. Here it’s Semillon, naturally in the Hunter, with sauvignon blanc and pinot grigo; the result being cut grass characters, a squeeze […]

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David Ellis reviews Margan Field Blend

Vintnews – 24 November, 2014 David Ellis “In a somewhat back to the future move, the Hunter Valley’s Andrew Margan has released a white and a red emulating this old practice, labelling them Field Blend White – Block 8 and Field Blend Red – Block 11. The white comprises predominantly Semillon and smaller amounts of […]

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Margan Chardonnay in James Halliday’s Top 100

The Australian – 22nd November 2014 James Halliday   Margan Family Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2014 Rating: 92 points Estate-grown; part of the wine was matured for 6 months in new French barriques, then back-blended with the stainless steel component, and bottled without delay. It is fresh and lively, with good varietal expression in a grapefruit/stone fruit […]

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Margan Semillon in James Halliday’s Top 100

The Australian – 22nd November 2014 James Halliday     Margan Family Hunter Valley Semillon 2014 Rating: 93 points Estate-grown, 40+ yo vines produce this wine, making the price a mockery. It has a typical regional medley of citrus zest, herb, lemongrass and mineral-like flavours, with a bone dry finish. Its life is all before […]

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James Halliday awards 5 Margan wines 94 points

James Halliday Wine Companion 2015 Margan Aged Release Shiraz 2009 RATING 94 Defined by its closing web of tannin. It’s an excellent wine to put into the Aged Release program…in another 3 or 4 years it will begin to strut.Plum, iodine, earth and creamy, cedary oak. Real substance to both the fruit and the tannin, […]

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David Ellis reviews Margan White Label Semillon 2013

Vintnews – June 30th, 2014 David Ellis Limited Release White Label Semillon 2013 JUST THE DROP FOR RINGING-IN 2020 ANDREW Margan has been making wonderful Semillons in what he likes to call “pure Hunter style” for some ten years now, wines that he puts particular effort into for his increasingly-lauded Aged Release range. The latest […]

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David Ellis reviews Margan Claret 2011

Vintnews 15 May 2014 – David Ellis   One to Note: Some 40-odd years ago, in the 1970s, Claret was all the rage to bring out at the barbecue or to put on the table for Sunday’s family roast beef lunch. Not many makers label a wine Claret in Australia these days, however, preferring instead […]

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Margan Aged Release Shiraz – Vintnews review

VintNews – 31st March 2014 David Ellis THE Hunter Valley’s Margan Family Winegrowers have an enviable reputation for their Aged Release Shiraz, a drop that winemaker Andrew Margan sees as wonderfully  rewarding for he and his team, and one that’s equally rewarding for we as consumers. The reason is that Andrew only makes this wine in […]

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