Leo Buring Leonay Riesling 1994

There aren’t many table wines that you can (mostly) confidently drink at 19 years of age. ¬†Dry rieslings from the Eden Valley and Clare Valley are such wines, and probably deserve more credit than they get. ¬†The 1994 “Leonay” riesling from Leo Buring is made from Eden Valley fruit, and 1994 was a good vintageContinue reading “Leo Buring Leonay Riesling 1994”

Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

Babich’s Winemakers’ Reserve pinot noir is made from fruit sourced from Marlborough on the south island of New Zealand. ¬†I really quite like New Zealand and for New Zealand readers, I would note that there is still time to join us. This pinot noir is well made. ¬†To generalise a bit, it fits into theContinue reading “Babich Winemakers’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2011”

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The Margaret River and Coonawarra are Australia’s two leading cabernet sauvignon regions, of that I have little doubt. ¬†The Yarra Valley can be good, but my impression is that the lesser years seem to outnumber the greater, and of the red grapes,¬†pinot noir and syrah¬†have captured local vigneron’s imagination to a greater extent. ¬†With aContinue reading “Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010”

Arrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011

This sauvignon blanc from Arrogant Frog is probably the best of their 2011 range that I tasted through. Lemon in colour, it is bright with a pale intensity of colour. ¬†Aromatically, for those used to Marlborough style sauvignon blanc, this is a very restrained offering, with muted notes of stones, minerals, lemon citrus, earth, corianderContinue reading “Arrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011”