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Cellar Door Reviews

1930s vineyard yields vibrant Hunter white

Newcastle Herald, January 30, 2016 – John Lewis Margan 2010 Aged Release Semillon 5 stars “Made from grapes grown on Andrew and Lisa Margan’s four hectare Beltree vineyard in Hermitage Rd, Belford, this Semillon will go beautifully now with steamed pippis, prawns and yabbies with fennel and macadamia salad and will age handsomely over the […]

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95 point Aged Release Semillon

Top 100 New Release Wines – Gourmet Traveller Wine, February 2016 95 Points “Released with around five years of age, this semillon has a full, bright yellow colour and a lovely medium aged bouquet with lightly toasted bread aromas over lemon juice and lemon pith. It’s juicy and seamless in the mouth.”  Buy 2010 Aged […]

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2015 Margan Chardonnay is a triple whammee!

VintNews  – 25th January 2016 -David Ellis ONE TO NOTE: A 2015 Margan Family Winemakers’ Chardonnay is a triple whammee from winemaker Andrew Margan. And that’s because it’s made from fruit off low-yielding 40 year old vines, those vines thrive in the renowned volcanic soils of the Hunter Valley’s Broke Fordwich, and this great drop’s […]

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John Lewis’ red wine gift suggestions

Reds for special Christmas gift-giving Newcastle Herald By JOHN LEWISDec. 8, 2015, 8 p.m. Margan 2011 Aged Release Shiraz – This multi-faceted Hunter shiraz has 13.5 per cent alcohol, shows bramble jelly and mocha coffee scents and delivers mellow blood plum flavour with underlays of cassis, Turkish delight and peppermint. Click here for full article […]

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A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TURKEY RED

VintNews -23/11/15 -David Ellis IF you’ve an extra-special Christmas coming up and you are looking for an extra-special wine for just the two of you, give real consideration to Margan Wines’ recently released 2011 Aged Release Shiraz. At $100 a bottle this is a unique wine you’ll find is just the drop for a unique-occasion […]

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94 point Margan Shiraz in GTWine Top 100

TOP 100 NEW RELEASE WINES 2014 Margan Shiraz 94 Points “This is as good a young Margan shiraz as I’ve ever tasted: compact, deep and authoritative with deep, dark colour and classic Hunter… It’s concentrated, full-bodied, tightly structured and very long. An impressive shiraz.”   BUY NOW

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Aged Release Shiraz in GTWine Top 100

TOP 100 NEW RELEASE WINES 2011 Margan Aged Release Shiraz 94 Points   “2011 was a top Hunter shiraz year and a few extra years in the cellar have paid off. This wine shows lots of smoky, toasty, char-oak and regional characters, and it’s fleshy and supple in the mouth with generous ripe tannins.”   […]

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Margan Shiraz – Wine of the Week

Sydney Morning Herald – GoodFood Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Huon Hooke – Wine of the Week Margan Shiraz 2014 Score: 94    Value: Outstanding This is an authoritative shiraz with classic smoky, coal-dusty regional aromas and a dense, full-bodied palate of compact structure and excellent length. Cellar for 20 years or drink young.   Buy […]

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MARGAN RHYMES WITH BARGAIN

Hooked on Wine October 17, 2015 Huon Hooke Andrew Margan is one of the Hunter Valley’s most loyal sons. He’s always been a vigorous promoter of the region – and perhaps he learnt this from Murray Tyrrell, his mentor. His father, Frank, ran a restaurant in Cessnock and the family is Hunter through and through. […]

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Margan Semillon a cracker drop

CRACKER drop to simply think Semillon, river or sea for the perfect wine and food match. Vintnews – David Ellis – 5th October 2015 MARGAN Family Winemakers at Broke in the Hunter Valley have released a Semillon from the excellent 2015 vintage that’s terrific value at $20 from such an outstanding season. Forty year old […]

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John Lewis rates Margan Barbera 2013

Newcastle Herald – 9th September 2015 John Lewis “Andrew Margan’s long experience with the Italian-origin barbera variety is on display in this ruby red, glace cherry and caramel-scented red. With 13.5 per cent alcohol, it has lifted blackcurrant flavour on the front of the palate. The middle palate introduces bramble jelly, spearmint and licorice fruit […]

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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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