Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2015

Wendouree in the Clare Valley is legendary in local wine circles for their quixotic mailing list practices and very high quality wines. I sometimes wonder in which order. I opened a bottle of their shiraz malbec here from the 2015 vintage. It immediately identifies as a high quality wine. Its aromas remind of warm spices,Continue reading “Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2015”

Mr. Mick Rosé Clare Valley 2018

The Mr. Mick ros√© is made by Tim Adams in the Clare Valley and from the unlikely combination of sangiovese, tempranillo and mourv√®dre. ¬†In the glass, it has a pink/purple hue, fresh acidity and is very fruity and finishes dry. ¬†Overall, this is a pleasant ros√© that is low in alcohol and keenly priced. ¬†Rating:Continue reading “Mr. Mick Ros√© Clare Valley 2018”

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2011

I have been cellaring Wendouree‚Äôs wines for a few years now, and tasting too few of them. ¬†The 2011 is a poor vintage in most of south eastern Australia and therefore seemed a good candidate to start a correction with. ¬†More Wendouree reviews will follow. ¬†In the glass, the 2011 cabernet malbec proves quite approachableContinue reading “Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2011”

Craftsman Zesty & Crisp Clare Valley Riesling 2016

Despite some slightly ungainly labelling on this BWS private label, this wine presents as a good quality varietally typical Clare Valley riesling. ¬†In the glass, there are aromas of stones and lime. ¬†The palate is dry, the acidity fresh and the length a little short, but this is nonetheless sound drinking at $15. ¬†Books andContinue reading “Craftsman Zesty & Crisp Clare Valley Riesling 2016”

Mitchell Clare Valley Watervale Riesling 2017

From the Watervale subregion of the Clare Valley, this wine from Mitchell Wines (no relation!) is quite aromatic, with aromas of lime, jasmine and a herbaceous note. ¬†The palate is dry, with mouth watering acidity, a youthful touch of CO2 and a medium body. ¬†It provides delicious drinking now and will also suit long ageing.Continue reading “Mitchell Clare Valley Watervale Riesling 2017”

Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This is an aged cabernet sauvignon release from Mitchell Wines in the Clare Valley. ¬†The vineyard does not see irrigation and the wine is estate bottled. ¬†From the 2010 vintage, it’s a deeply coloured wine in the glass. It opens to aromas of dark, baked plums. The palate is very typical of Clare Valley cabernet.Continue reading “Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010”