The last, 2016 reviews, Cabernet to Merlot

The last, 2016 reviews, Cabernet to Merlot

The last 2016 reviews from Cabernet to Merlot At last, the last, the end has been reached all reviews written in 2016 have now been published.   For 2017 a new tasting schedule has been implemented. It will mean at least two postings a week one in TKR and other just comprising reviews.   Good karma  Tony   […]

The many beauties of McLaren Vale

The many beauties of McLaren Vale

The third of several Key Review of Wine reports focuses on McLaren Vale. It’s part of a series that will be sent in January and February. After that they will settle down to one perhaps two a week. The issue has been the increase in samples for review I receive combined with the lack of […]

Cabernet Sauvignon from around Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon from around Australia

A case for cabernet sauvignon A trip around Australian regions via a cabernet sauvignon tasting. Wines from the Granite Belt, Mudgee, Tasmania, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula, McLaren Vale, Margaret River, Pyrenees and some regional blends. No more need be said, as each wine articulates itself. Robert Channon Granite Belt Cabernet Sauvignon 2014: Straightforward, […]

Cab-sav, merlot, franc, shiraz, petit verdot

Cab-sav, merlot, franc, shiraz, petit verdot

Cabernet blends Domaine A ‘Petit a’ 2010: Cabernet sauvignon is the leading grape, at 60 per cent. The remainder is merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. This is marketed as the second wine of Domaine A, hence ‘Petit a’. It’s a serious wine, made and blended with great skill. It’s gentle on the top level […]

Investigating Cabernet Sauvignon

Investigating Cabernet Sauvignon

Is it me, or has Australian cabernet sauvignon dropped out of fashion in the past couple of years? Is less being sold, are consumers fed-up with it? Has the media stopped reviewing it? With the above questions tumbling around my mind I decided to investigate where Australian cabernet sauvignon sits today in the world of […]