Patina Wines New Releases (2019 and 2018 vintages)

These wine reviews are from Patina Wines in the Orange region of New South Wales in Australia. The latitude here (approximately 33c) is moderated by altitude, and typically the wines present in cooler climate styles. I have tasted successful wines from this region, particularly among the whites. 2018 Reserve Chardonnay The 2018 reserve chardonnay isContinue reading “Patina Wines New Releases (2019 and 2018 vintages)”

Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Shiraz 2016 Wine Review

This wine review is of the 2016 vintage of Gartelmann’s “Diedrich” shiraz from Orange. It is a powerful, rich wine that proved delicious drinking. Orange is one of Australia’s cooler regions despite what its 33c latitude might otherwise suggest. This is due to its inland location on the western side of the Great Dividing RangeContinue reading “Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Shiraz 2016 Wine Review”

Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of Angullong’s sauvignon blanc from the 2019 vintage in the Orange wine region. Year in, year out Angullong produce a very good, European style restrained and varietal sauvignon blanc. It presents cogent support for the view that Orange is one of Australia’s better regions for this grape variety. In the glass,Continue reading “Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Wine Review”

Angullong Pinot Grigio 2019

This is a good pinot grigio from Angullong in the Orange region.  It is a suitable substitute for Veneto pinot grigio, but positioned in qualitative terms above the ubiqutious entry level offerings from that region.  The wine opens to saline and light floral aromas.  The palate is unoaked and a fine pin point like highContinue reading “Angullong Pinot Grigio 2019”