Accolades

wine shows

In its short history, Ironcloud has won numerous Australian and International awards and received strong praise from respected Australian wine writers.

 

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The Alliance Cabernet Malbec 2014
New Zealand International Wine Challenge 2017: Gold
Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2017: Trophy - Best Geographe Red Blend

Rock of Solitude Chardonnay 2014
New Zealand International Wine Challenge 2015: Gold
London International Wine Challenge 2015: Silver

Rock of Solitude Cabernet Malbec 2014
New Zealand International Wine Challenge 2015: Silver
Boutique Wine Awards 2016: Silver

Rock of Solitude Chardonnay 2015
Geographe Wine Show 2016: Gold
London International Wine Challenge 2016: Silver

Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM 2015
London International Wine Challenge 2016: Silver

 

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critic ratings

 


Named one of James Halliday's Ten Dark Horses for 2018

 

 

 

 

 

James Halliday 2019 Wine Companion

2016 The Alliance Chardonnay / 95 points
- Outstanding 

"The complex, slightly funck (in the best sense) bouquet has an alliance with the power of the opening statement."

2016 Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM / 95 points
- Special Value

"A 60/20/15% blend matured in new and used French oak for 10 months before blending. Bright, clear crimson-purple; as you would expect, largely shaped by its grenache component. A lithe and lacy wine driven by red fruits, cherry, raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb all present to a lesser or greater degree on the fresh, medium-bodied palate, given further context by a pinch of spice and silky tannins."

2017 Pepperilly Rose / 95 points
- Special Value

"This blend of 70% grenache and 15% each of shiraz and mourvedre comes as a major surprise. It is jumping out of its skin with vibrant red berry fruits and natural acidity. The fact that there is no obvious trace of fermentation and maturation in new and used French oak is doubly surprising - and admirable."

2016 Pepperilly Cabernet Shiraz / 94 points
- Special Value

"A 52/48% blend matured in French and American oak (20% new) for 10 months. The attractive and unusual labels on the Pepperilly range will grasp the imagination and be easily remembered, nor will the wine let you down. Blackcurrant ex the cabernet and blackberry/plum ex the shiraz are equal partners in the wrestling ring, supported by ripe tannins and appropriate new oak."

2014 The Alliance Cabernet Malbec / 93 points
- Highly recommended

"The complex, slightly funck (in the best sense) bouquet has an alliance with the power of the opening statement."

2016 Pepperilly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon / 90 points

"A 60/40% blend cool-fermented in stainless steel. The flavours are intense, most falling in a citrus spectrum lemon and lime zest, pith and juice leading the way."

James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion

2015 The Alliance Chardonnay / 95 points
- Outstanding + Special Value

"Takes the fruit flavours of its Rock of Solitude sibling by the scruff of its neck and engenders almost fierce drive, with crunchy acidity woven through grapefruit and apple skin. The finish is long, brilliantly clear and fresh."

2015 Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM / 95 points
- Outstanding + Special Value

"Juicy, spicy, peppery red fruits of a cool-grown GSM create a new field of opportunity, radically different from that of SA. The alcohol simply doesn't impact: it is a number without significance. This really hums with its energy, captivating your palate as it swoops by."

2015 Rock of Solitude Chardonnay / 94 points
- Highly Recommended

"Unforced and fruit-driven, demonstrating the superior Burgundy clones of 76, 95, 96 and 277 that work magic wherever they are grown: one of the 21st-century advances in the grape - hence wine - quality. The fragrant citrus blossom bouquet opens the door for white peach and grapefruit to strut their stuff on the long palate. Oak? Yes, it's there, but don't worry about finding it."