Tyrrell’s home vineyard and cellar door is located at the base of the Brokenback Mountains in the Hunter Valley – hence the name. Brokenback Shiraz is for anyone who loves their Shiraz to be medium bodied but with rich fruit. This vintage of Brokenback has
Adelaide Hills is certainly a wine region that catches you by surprise. Before I took a day out to luxuriate in its rolling hills, I would not have believed just how quick it was to get there from the centre of Adelaide. A zippy 30
The name says it all. This is a richer blend of sparkling wine from a fizz portfolio that has almost as much length and breadth as this wine. Chandon’s line up moves from this just pink tinged lush and plush Doux (sweeter) style to the
The wine has matured to an inky garnet colour that is typical for a bottle of wine that is unfined and unfiltered. Being from St Emilion, Monbousquet is predominantly Merlot which represents 60% of the final blend with the remainder being 30% Cabernet Franc and
This is a Chardonnay from the cool Adelaide Hills to revive your interest in this still popular, but now more hardworking, varietal. The M3 is not hardwork to drink at all, but is however hand crafted and skilfully at that. The grapes that survived a
Any trip to the Adelaide Hills should include a trip to this picturesque vineyard complete with rustic cellar door. Winemaker, Stephen George has produced a line up on Pinot Noirs that reflect the very best varietal characters and the Reserve is the prima donna.
Spicy sweet ripe fruit is the order of the day. Approachable, easy drinking and very good value also spring to mind with this wine. The Grenache (60% of the blend)is dry grown and so is 15% of the Shiraz that is in the blend. The result
The Moorooduc team are maestros of Pinot in the Mornington Peninsula and this little slinky number is silky and fine after careful nurturing – low yield vines, hand picked, wild yeasts and finally no filtering in keeping with the McIntyre’s minimal intervention policy.
Compared the previous vintages of ’03 & ’05, this vintage is just that little bit richer while still with some noticeable but attractive tannins. The characters are ripe black berry, and vanilla with some earthy black pepper. It does have some edginess that should calm
Moscato can be simple and sweet, but this Moscato has some depth about it. It is lightly pink in the glass, it is grapey as you would expect but it has a delightful (Turkish that is!) rosewater and mineral complexity to it. It is medium
It is not often that you are invited to taste a flight of museum vintages of Rieslings and Shiraz from the Clare valley’s second biggest producer. Kirrihill is celebrating their 10th vintage this year and what better way to mark the occasion than a museum
This winery is consistently hitting the spot these days with all of it’s range. It is certainly one to watch for future developments. Based in the Margaret River, Western Australia, it focuses mostly on the varietals that have earned the region renown. The Martin family