I am always careful of saying a ‘second wine’, there is a distinct negative connotation. Rather, I think of ‘second’ wines as the wines that you can drink now while waiting for the ‘rockstar’ wine of the Chateau to age with graceful maturity. And so,
New Zealand’s Marlborough region has SO much more going for it than just Sauvignon Blanc, it has the potential for elegant and charming Pinot Noir too. Whereas Central Otago, with its many sunlight hours, produces bold, vivacious Pinot, I find they are too often too
This is one Barossan for the cellar and it delivers some of that finesse that you might find in wines that carry a much higher price tag. Here amongst the coconut, chocolate oak offer up a spicy and smooth background to fresh cherry, cinnamon, mint,
Until the early 2000’s, Wolf Blass Black Label was the pinnacle of the Wolf Blass line which sported those quirky coloured tombstone shaped labels. Then came Platinum Label, a straight varietal Shiraz. A departure for the eponymous brand founded by the winemaker with the moniker
While Coonwarra is not the only region in Australia that has great Cabernet on offer, it is often one of Australia’s regions that is best known internationally. As it should be too, as the regional style is softly spoken fruit melded with powdery tannins.