Salena Twisted Sticks Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of Salena’s “Twisted Sticks” organic shiraz from South Australia and the 2019 vintage. It is a dry, full bodied wine that is oaked (details not provided, but a small portion seems likely). It is even in its expression, reminding of red fruits, sultana cake and warm cooking spices. This balanced wineContinue reading “Salena Twisted Sticks Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review”

Salena Estate You, Me and Pinot Grigio 2020 Wine Review

This wine is a soundly made pinot grigio rosĂ© from Salena Estate and Riverland fruit in South Australia. It is the ubiquitous salmon rosĂ© in colour and has aromas of florals, a medium body, 12.0 alcohol and a dry finish. Suitable for current drinking. Rating: Acceptable. Website: Producer; Vivino; Wine Searcher. Source: Sample. Reviewed: SeptemberContinue reading “Salena Estate You, Me and Pinot Grigio 2020 Wine Review”

Unico-Zelo Alluvium Fiano 2020 Wine Review

From the Adelaide Hills, this is an interesting fiano from Unico-Zelo. It has correct fiano varietal character. It shows potential with its minerally bearing and high acidity putting it in the same orbit as its Italian fiano cousins, a feat that is not to be assumed on Australian soil. The wine opens to aromas ofContinue reading “Unico-Zelo Alluvium Fiano 2020 Wine Review”

Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2018 Wine Review

Wendouree is the leading red wine producer in Australia’s Clare Valley. Wendouree continues their mystique with a feted mailing list and absence of a website or marketing. I suspect they could sell their entire vintage this way, year in year out. Wendouree’s wines also find their way on to local restaurant lists and some retailers.Continue reading “Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2018 Wine Review”

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Moss Wood’s 2017 cabernet sauvignon. It is an outstanding wine and, in 2017, a blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc. Its aroma is an appealing expression of blackcurrant and (expensive) cedar. On aroma I would have anticipated a higher portion of new oak, perhapsContinue reading “Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Wine Review”

Pewsey Vale Riesling 2020 Wine Review

This wine review is of a text book riesling from Pewsey Vale, the Eden Valley and the 2020 vintage. A pale lemon colour in the glass, it has aromas of stones, florals and lemon/lime citrus. The palate is dry, with moderate alcohol, ripe fruit and is freshened by high linear acidity. This style of rieslingContinue reading “Pewsey Vale Riesling 2020 Wine Review”