Craiglee Shiraz 2012

Craiglee’s shiraz is a wine that I wish I had more of in the cellar. ¬†It is a Victorian cool climate classic and can age very well. ¬†This is the 2012 vintage; the grapes are estate grown in outer suburban Sunbury and the back label refers to “natural processes” being in use. ¬†Unfortunately, their websiteContinue reading “Craiglee Shiraz 2012”

Stockman’s Ridge Rider Shiraz 2014

This wine is from Orange producer Stockman’s Ridge. ¬†It didn’t particularly grab me, the potential confirmation bias of its various wine show awards eschewed. ¬†Pepper, plums and green wet peppercorn aromatics. ¬†The palate is peppery, medium bodied but an elevated vein of acidity affects its balance. Rating: AcceptableAbv: 13.5%Price: $23Source: sampleVendors and website: 2016

Toolangi Estate Chardonnay 2014

This is a lovely chardonnay release from Toolangi in the Yarra Valley. ¬†Made at Oakridge, the fruit is from Toolangi’s Dixon’s Creek vineyard. ¬†In terms of style, malolactic fermentation is held back and the wine is aged in 40% new French oak. ¬†In the glass, there are aromatics of lemon and cashew. ¬†The palate isContinue reading “Toolangi Estate Chardonnay 2014”