Garden Gully Riesling Grampians 2007

This winery in the Grampians wine region in western Victoria may no longer exist, but their riesling, cellared since purchase on release, is outstanding at 13 years of age. Fully mature and yellow gold in colour, it has undergone the riesling metamorphosis. Its aroma is all bread, butter and stones. The palate is dry, mediumContinue reading “Garden Gully Riesling Grampians 2007”

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 2014

I haven’t tasted the Billi Billi shiraz from Mount Langhi for a few years.  I’m not sure it ever went away, but certainly I’d say it’s “back” on the basis of this 2014 release.  It’s keenly priced too, at around the $17 mark.  In the glass, there are pepper and plum aromas.  The palate isContinue reading “Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 2014”

Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

I haven’t previously tasted Mount Langi Ghiran’s cabernet sauvignon.  It is in fact rather good.  From cabernet sauvignon vines that are “up to” 50 years old, it sees 18 months in barrel and 30% new oak. A step up from what I expected, the 2014 vintage has aromatics of blackcurrant and an elegant expression.  TheContinue reading “Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014”

The Story Wines Westgate Vineyard Shiraz 2012

Word of Rory Lane’s efforts with the “The Story” label in Melbourne meant that this choice from a wine list was something less than a random walk, more perhaps blindfolded rummaging at home.  Rory sources the grapes for this wine from the Westgate Vineyard in Armstrong between Great Western and Ararat in western Victoria.  TheContinue reading “The Story Wines Westgate Vineyard Shiraz 2012”

Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2012

Mount Langi Ghiran have produced a very good Cliff Edge shiraz in 2012.  A very consistent, and very Grampians region style of shiraz, it has aromatics of blackberry, plum, spice, pepper and echoes of dried eucalyptus leaves.  The palate ventures down a similar path, with flavours reminding of plum, eucalyptus leaves, and cedar.  Overall, thisContinue reading “Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2012”

Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2011

Another new release from the Mount Langi Ghiran, this time their “Cliff Edge” shiraz from the 2011 vintage.  It’s a step up in price and quality from their good value “Billi Billi” shiraz (the 2011 vintage is reviewed here).  The aromatics remind of pepper, eucalyptus, green peppercorn, plum, asphalt and chocolate liqueur.  The palate hasContinue reading “Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2011”