Metala Shiraz Cabernet 2010

This wine review is of the Metala shiraz cabernet sauvignon blend from Langhorne Creek in South Australia and the 2010 vintage. As a commercial wine suited to immediate drinking, it was interesting to taste at 11 years of age. Bottled under screw cap and cellared since purchase, it has still mostly primary and secondary characters.Continue reading “Metala Shiraz Cabernet 2010”

Glaetzer Heartland Directors’ Cut Shiraz 2015

This is a classically proportioned and less oaky vintage of Glaetzer’s Directors’ Cut Heartland shiraz from Langhorne Creek that is a delight to drink.  In the glass, it has aromas of coconut shavings and plum.  The palate is rich, full bodied with terrific length and an expression of crushed spices.  Ready to drink now orContinue reading “Glaetzer Heartland Directors’ Cut Shiraz 2015”

Two South Australian shiraz; Marko’s Vineyard ’15 and Heartland Directors’ Cut ’13

Here are a couple of workman like shiraz from the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek respectively. Marko’s Vineyard Point Eight Shiraz 2015, Adelaide HillsEverything on the label sounds right.  Hand picked, small vineyard, small batch ferments and a connection to the Hill Smith family.  In the glass, however, the wine is sound only.  Baked spices, simpleContinue reading “Two South Australian shiraz; Marko’s Vineyard ’15 and Heartland Directors’ Cut ’13”

John Glaetzer John’s Blend No 38 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

We have been panning for gold in a local IGA supermarket among a vinous sea of brands in the $10 to $30 price range from the corners of the continent.  John Glaetzer’s wines are always very good, and therefore an easy if not local choice.  The 2012 cabernet sauvignon from Langhorne Creek has aromatics ofContinue reading “John Glaetzer John’s Blend No 38 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012”

John Glaetzer John’s Blend Margarete’s Shiraz 2010

John Glaetzer sure is a good winemaker.  This is another excellent shiraz release from this label, surpassing I think the 2009, which I also highly rated.  Its aromatics remind of plums, pepper and toasted cedar.  The palate is soft, fresh, well proportioned and has very long length, its flavours mostly of plums.  Langhorne Creek atContinue reading “John Glaetzer John’s Blend Margarete’s Shiraz 2010”

Metala Shiraz Cabernet 2012

The Metala shiraz cabernet is a bit of a stalwart in the local wine scene, and for $15 or thereabouts, can be a pretty good wine.  The 2012 vintage tasted here is a good one.  Its aromatics remind of pepper, plum, licorice and earth.  The palate has soft mid range length and licorice and plumContinue reading “Metala Shiraz Cabernet 2012”