Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of Angullong’s 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’s better regions for this grape variety. In the glass,… Continue Reading →

Delatite Riesling 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of Delatite’s riesling from the 2019 vintage. Delatite is situated in north eastern Victoria with stunning views of the local mountains. Its riesling is fashioned in a classic bone dry, minerally style. It has aromas of stones and unripe citrus. The palate is dry, has high acidity, moderate alcohol, a medium… Continue Reading →

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 structure… Continue Reading →

Metala Shiraz Cabernet 2010

This wine review is of the Metala shiraz cabernet sauvignon blend from Langhorne Creek in South Australia and the 2010 vintage. As a commercial wine suited to immediate drinking, it was interesting to taste at 11 years of age. Bottled under screw cap and cellared since purchase, it has still mostly primary and secondary characters…. Continue Reading →

Rockford Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This is the current vintage release and early to have opened a Rockford Rifle Range. The wine, a cabernet sauvignon, presents in something of a jumbly fashion. The aroma points in different green directions, none with certainty. Weeds, clove, cedar and green capsicum each present their case. The palate offers medium tannins that are fine… Continue Reading →

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 and… Continue Reading →

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