Craiglee Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

If you wondered whether I deliberately or coincidentally fossick around various Victorian wine regions looking for undiscovered cabernet based wines, the answer is the former. ¬†Absurdly enough, aside from finding good wines, it is also the thought of some amazing early twentieth century Victorian cabernet wines that I have only read about that makes thisContinue reading “Craiglee Cabernet Sauvignon 2007”

Redbank Winery Sally’s Hill Cabernet 2006

It continues to excite that it is possible to find well made cabernet sauvignon wines in unexpected places in Victoria. ¬†This one’s from the Pyrenees in western Victoria, and it presents well. ¬†More than once, with the notable exception of Dalwhinnie’s shiraz (which has created many imitators but few rivals), I have wondered whether cabernetContinue reading “Redbank Winery Sally’s Hill Cabernet 2006”

Kyneton Ridge Estate Shiraz 2010

If I may generalise, like some of South Australia, I think Heathcote as a region seemed to get overly caught up in the “fruit bomb” fad and hasn’t quite moved on as tastes have changed. ¬†Classic styles, like black, inevitably return to fashion. ¬†For a region with such potential, unique soil and such quality ofContinue reading “Kyneton Ridge Estate Shiraz 2010”

Idavue Barrelhouse Shiraz 2010

I tasted this wine by the glass at the ever good Farmers Arms Hotel in Daylesford which continues to serve hearty food that is more “good bistro” than posh, which happens to suit me. ¬†The wine is a saturated purple in colour and viscous tears coat the glass. ¬†Rather than monolothic, however, its aromatics remindContinue reading “Idavue Barrelhouse Shiraz 2010”

Limestone Track Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Limestone Track is another small producer from the pretty rolling hills between Daylesford and Castlemaine, not far from Mt Franklin. ¬†Their 2010 cabernet sauvignon caught my eye while travelling through the region. ¬†It’s a purple coloured wine, that is bright with a pronounced depth of colour. ¬†Probably a bit darker than I was expecting, butContinue reading “Limestone Track Cabernet Sauvignon 2010”

Butlers Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet and the Macedon Ranges don’t usually go together in the same sentence, for the reason that the region is mostly too cold to ripen it properly. ¬†Nonetheless, my attempts to taste some local wines en route in the region led me to this 2008 cabernet sauvignon from the hitherto unknown Butlers Lane Vineyard. ¬†NotContinue reading “Butlers Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008”