Domaine Rostaing Côte Rôtie 2016 Wine Review

This wine review is of a Côte Rôtie from Domaine Rostaing and the 2016 vintage. It’s an outstanding expression of syrah and viognier. In the glass, it is a medium bodied wine that is earthy, spicy and has well integrated and subtle oak that does not present as new barrels. The wine finishes on tanninsContinue reading “Domaine Rostaing Côte Rôtie 2016 Wine Review”

Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Pig In the House organic shiraz from the Central Ranges in New South Wales and the 2019 vintage. The wine is dry, between medium and full bodied, oaked (but little if any new), has 14.5 alcohol, a peppery aroma and light tannins. It has medium length and finishes onContinue reading “Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review”

Vignes de St Pierre Blanc 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Vignes de St Pierre Blanc from the 2018 vintage and the Pays d’Oc in the south of France. It is a blend consisting mostly of grenache blanc, vermentino and chasan. Chasan you say? It is a crossing between chardonnay and palomino it seems, from the Languedoc. I had notContinue reading “Vignes de St Pierre Blanc 2018 Wine Review”

Will de Castella Jean-Paul’s Vineyard Shiraz 2014 Wine Review

This wine review is of Will de Castella’s Jean-Paul’s vineyard 2014 shiraz from the hilly Yea region north of the Yarra Valley. Sealed under wax, it is an immediately earthy, complex and medium bodied style of shiraz. Fully mature, it has aromas of red berries and cedar (vanilla, likely at least 12 months maturation, smallContinue reading “Will de Castella Jean-Paul’s Vineyard Shiraz 2014 Wine Review”

Paul Mas Le Rosé 2020 Wine Review

This wine review is of a rosé from Paul Mas, the 2020 vintage and the indication géographique protégée of the Pays d’Oc in the south of France. The rosé grape varieties are typical of this region: a duo of grenaches – grenache gris and noir, pinot gris, caladoc and cinsault. I haven’t come across caladocContinue reading “Paul Mas Le Rosé 2020 Wine Review”

Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera Terrasses du Larzac from the 2018 vintage. The Terrasses du Larzac is a recently recognised appellation from within the Languedoc in the south of France and a source of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre blends. This wine is true to the regional style. It hasContinue reading “Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera 2018 Wine Review”