Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Shiraz 2016 Wine Review

This wine review is of the 2016 vintage of Gartelmann’s “Diedrich” shiraz from Orange. It is a powerful, rich wine that proved delicious drinking. Orange is one of Australia’s cooler regions despite what its 33c latitude might otherwise suggest. This is due to its inland location on the western side of the Great Dividing RangeContinue reading “Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Shiraz 2016 Wine Review”

Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of Angullong‚Äôs sauvignon blanc from the 2019 vintage in the Orange wine region. Year in, year out Angullong produce a very good, European style restrained and varietal sauvignon blanc. It presents cogent support for the view that Orange is one of Australia‚Äôs better regions for this grape variety. In the glass,Continue reading “Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review”

Shaw Riesling Isabella Canberra 2017

From Shaw Vineyard Estate, this is a very precise expression of riesling, a variety that produces excellent wines in the Canberra region.¬† In the glass, the wine has aromas of stones, lemons, white flowers and smoke.¬† The palate gives the impression of dryness with a very lemony expression and high, racy acidity.¬† Drink now andContinue reading “Shaw Riesling Isabella Canberra 2017”

Clyde Park Chardonnay 2018

From Clyde Park and the Geelong region, this is a very good chardonnay.¬† It has aromas of cedar, mineral, smoke and ripe melon.¬† The palate is balanced, with a medium-full body and linear acidity.¬† Medium length on the finish completes the picture.¬† Ready to drink now.¬† Rating: Good.¬† Website:¬† https://clydepark.com.au; wine-searcher.com.¬† Source: Sample.¬† Reviewed: JulyContinue reading “Clyde Park Chardonnay 2018”

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This is an ambitiously good sauvignon blanc from Terre √† Terre in Wrattonbully near the South Australian/Victorian border.¬† It has aromas of grass and peach.¬† The palate is dry, the acidity high and razor sharp and there‚Äôs some really well handled old oak that gives texture and balance to the finish.¬† This is first rateContinue reading “Terre √† Terre Cray√®res Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019”

Chateau Yaldara Reserve Shiraz 2016

This is a very good and classically styled Barossa shiraz from Chateau Yaldara in the Barossa Valley. From the 2016 vintage, the wine has a deep colour, with aromas of mulberry, cedar and that unique Barossa earthy/spicy character. The palate is full bodied, with medium tannins that are soft and ripe in texture and mediumContinue reading “Chateau Yaldara Reserve Shiraz 2016”