shadowfax One Eye Heathcote Shiraz 2010

This is first rate Heathcote shiraz from shadowfax and the 2010 vintage. In the glass, the wine has an aroma of licorice, spice and plums. On the palate, its key features are its long length, medium tannins (more than usual for Heathcote) and full body. This wine has been delicious over all of its life,Continue reading “shadowfax One Eye Heathcote Shiraz 2010”

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2007

The Margaret River, best known for its cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon-sauvignon blanc blends, probably in that order, also produces a ripe shiraz style that ages well. This wine, a 2007 shiraz from Leeuwin Estate (best known for its chardonnay) has an aroma of plums. The palate is rich, full bodied and spicey, with ripeContinue reading “Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2007”

Punters Corner Coonawarra Triple Crown 2002

This wine is from Punters Corner in Coonawarra and is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz from the 2002 vintage.  It was purchased in South Australia at release, when travel outside of Victoria was a thing. The wine opens to tertiary aromas of cedar, smoke and earth.  The palate is full bodied andContinue reading “Punters Corner Coonawarra Triple Crown 2002”

Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Wendouree’s 2017 vintage of their shiraz malbec.  As a wine intended for long ageing, it is somewhat ridiculous to taste it in its youth but here we are.  At first the wine appears a little simple and opens reticently. But like many good wines, it builds weight and detailed structureContinue reading “Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2017 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”

Daoso Natural Reserve Sparkling Piccadilly Valley NV

In just one small sticker, the key components of this sparkling wine are communicated incredibly effectively. Here it is: Transparency in labelling benefits both wine producers and consumers. Although the words chosen are the French ones, we swifly learn: Cepages (grape varieties): 82% pinot noir and 18% chardonnay Vintages: 81% from 2017 and 19% reserveContinue reading “Daoso Natural Reserve Sparkling Piccadilly Valley NV”