Mitchell Harris Pyrenees Shiraz 2013

The Pyrenees are a lovely part of Victoria with its rolling hills, and well worth a visit.  This is a really good shiraz from Mitchell Harris Wines.  The grapes are handpicked and the winemaking feels right up-to-date.  It sees 2% viognier co-fermented (although you wouldn’t know it), 25% whole bunches (used very judiciously), wild yeastContinue reading “Mitchell Harris Pyrenees Shiraz 2013”

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

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2012

This may be the best Rockford Basket Press that I have tasted in its youth.  The 2012 Basket Press is quite pure and delicious in expression, with plum, spice and an appealing apricot character predominant.  The palate is full bodied and the length long.  I expect this will cellar and improve for decades. Rating: VeryContinue reading “Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2012”

Nightingale Wines Shiraz 2014

I don’t drink a lot of Hunter Valley shiraz, which is a pity because I am quite partial to it.  From what I have read, 2014 is an outstanding red vintage in the Hunter.  This shiraz from small producer Nightingale Wines is a sound one.  Plums and leather aromatics.  The palate is medium bodied withContinue reading “Nightingale Wines Shiraz 2014”