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”

Paul Mas Le Rosé 2020 Wine Review

This wine review is of a rosĂ© from Paul Mas, the 2020 vintage and the indication gĂ©ographique protĂ©gĂ©e of the Pays d’Oc in the south of France. The rosĂ© grape varieties are typical of this region: a duo of grenaches – grenache gris and noir, pinot gris, caladoc and cinsault. I haven’t come across caladocContinue reading “Paul Mas Le RosĂ© 2020 Wine Review”

Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera Terrasses du Larzac from the 2018 vintage. The Terrasses du Larzac is a recently recognised appellation from within the Languedoc in the south of France and a source of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre blends. This wine is true to the regional style. It hasContinue reading “Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera 2018 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”

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Granitique 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of Zind Humbrecht’s “Roche Granitique” riesling from the warm 2018 vintage. White gold in colour in the glass, this is a savoury expression of riesling with notes of lemon, minerals and some phenolic characters from time on skins. The palate is dry, medium bodied, the acidity is medium (perhaps lower thanContinue reading “Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Granitique 2018 Wine Review”