2021 new releases from Mount Mary and Yeringberg in the Yarra Valley (2019 vintage)

All wines were tasted in October 2021.

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review

Moss Wood is probably the most consistent producer of benchmark Australian cabernet sauvignon. It is aided by both climate and producer intent. The Margaret River climate is similar to warm to hot vintage Bordeaux, and its style sees generally higher contributions from later ripening cabernet sauvignon. The Moss Wood blend in 2009 is 88% cabernetContinue reading “Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review”

Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Wine Review

This is an interesting wine from Greenock Creek in the Barossa Valley. This producer is known for its high octane wines, the alcohols running in the 16s or even higher. These fruit first, second and third styles have their moments and I am not part of the crew that dismisses such styles per se forContinue reading “Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 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”

Château Latour 1964 Wine Review

This wine review is of Château Latour’s 1964 vintage. It is very special to taste wines of this calibre. Cellared since its purchase in the day, 57 years have passed since its vintage and the wine is still vibrant and joyous. Fully mature, the wine opens to aromas of leather, earth and old cedar. AmazinglyContinue reading “Château Latour 1964 Wine Review”