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Kenilworth Bluff

Lot 13, Bluff Rd, Kenilworth, 4574

Cellar Door: Closed

Ph: Not

Brian and Collen Marsh's vineyard was established in 1993 which made it the oldest surviving vineyard in the region.

The 4 ha of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot, Semillon and Chardonnay lie in a valley at the foot of Kenilworth Bluff, the most inland of the region's viticulture areas.

They modestly described themselves as little more than hobbyists with the wines made at Brisbane's Marburg Custom Crush but they aspire to establish their own wine-making facility.

They also sold an array of liqueurs based on Australian rainforest plant flavours. Cellar door visitors are welcome to bring their own BBQ.

Th winery is now closed.

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Kenilworth Bluff with a tropical summer storm looming
Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Kenilworth Bluff Chardonnay 2004

Purchased: Not ($15)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2007, light food-friendly style with an almost grapey nose, peach and green apple flavours, buttery palate has some honeyed features, subtle toasty vanilla oak, dry finish (***)

Kenilworth Bluff Rose 2005

Purchased: Not ($18)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2007, derived from Shiraz, dry style with fresh blackcurrant, almost Ribena-like, flavours and some herbally complexity, crisp finish (***)

Kenilworth Bluff Alfresco NV

Purchased: Not ($14)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2007, blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, soft and fresh plum and blackberry flavours, spicy medium bodied palate with subtle chocolate oaking, soft tannins (***)

Kenilworth Bluff Semillon 2002

Purchased: Not ($15)

Drink: 2007

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2007, light and basic style with soft lemon and herbal expression, finish is a bit flabby now (**1/2)