A textural feast. A really serious white wine.... Fancy. Superb stuff.
About the Wine
The Wild Duck Creek White Duck is a serious white wine made by a winery that specialises in reds, and you can see the Wild Duck Creek Estate DNA right away.
There's a lovely confluence of fruit characters from the different varieties – stone fruits, waxiness, citrus, apple, almond, apricot – with a superb mouthfeel that feels like velvet. The acidity keeps everything fresh and bright, and the flavours on the palate are intense and lively.
It's full bodied and rich and one of those wines that you can sniff and sip for ages or enjoy with a meal as it enhances the taste of your food.
About Wild Duck Creek Estate
Wild Duck Creek Estate is one of Heathcote's best-known wineries. Established in 1980 by David and Diana Anderson with the planting of a 4.5ha vineyard, they produced very small quantities of wine up until their first commercial release in 1991. David (otherwise known as "Duck") and Diana's son Liam is now an integral part of the business, and he is credited with bringing the estate vineyard's toward biodynamic practices.
Wild Duck Creek Estate made a name for itself with its Shiraz/Cabernet blend named "Duck Muck", essentially a wine that came about by accident: with not enough Shiraz to fill a barrel, some Cabernet pressings were added, which resulted in a rich, complex and now much-sought-after premium wine.