Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Pig In the House organic shiraz from the Central Ranges in New South Wales and the 2019 vintage. The wine is dry, between medium and full bodied, oaked (but little if any new), has 14.5 alcohol, a peppery aroma and light tannins. It has medium length and finishes onContinue reading “Pig in the House Organic Shiraz 2019 Wine Review”

Will de Castella Jean-Paul’s Vineyard Shiraz 2014 Wine Review

This wine review is of Will de Castella’s Jean-Paul’s vineyard 2014 shiraz from the hilly Yea region north of the Yarra Valley. Sealed under wax, it is an immediately earthy, complex and medium bodied style of shiraz. Fully mature, it has aromas of red berries and cedar (vanilla, likely at least 12 months maturation, smallContinue reading “Will de Castella Jean-Paul’s Vineyard Shiraz 2014 Wine Review”

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”

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”

Punters Corner Coonawarra Triple Crown 2002

This wine is from Punters Corner in Coonawarra and is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz from the 2002 vintage.  It was purchased in South Australia at release, when travel outside of Victoria was a thing. The wine opens to tertiary aromas of cedar, smoke and earth.  The palate is full bodied andContinue reading “Punters Corner Coonawarra Triple Crown 2002”

Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard 2016

I rather sensed that this producer and vineyard were headed towards producing a fine wine. This wine has seen considerable attention to detail and is outstanding. A blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 16% shiraz and 16% cabernet franc, it is from the Crayères vineyard in the Wrattonbully region on the South Australian/Victorian border. In termsContinue reading “Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard 2016”