Three shiraz, two cabernet sauvignon wine reviews

Three shiraz, two cabernet sauvignon wine reviews

Five wines: Three shiraz, two cabernet sauvignon wines, four regions and three vintages.  Mitolo ‘The Nessus’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016: It’s young, and the nose is wonderfully fresh, vibrant fruits. I’m sure it will get more complex and probably go through a dumb stage as well, but for now it’s a joy, it’s springtime (though […]

A mixed baker’s dozen wines offers delight

A mixed baker’s dozen wines offers delight

A mixed baker’s dozen Semillon from Mudgee and Clare: The Mudgee offers delight but the Clare will in time take the lead. Sauvignon blanc that is individual, pleases me but perhaps not the hordes of NZ lovers. A rose from Rioja and Syrah from Mornington an interesting tasting, both preformed well. A quartet of pinot […]

Non-vintage Australian sparkling wines.

Non-vintage Australian sparkling wines.

Non-vintage Australian sparkling wines. We produce many wonderful sparkling wines yet exports are falling. Huntington Estate Pinot/Chardonnay NV: A group of us tasted this wine and though the agreement was “it’s OK”, that was all that could be said about it. 89 points and very pricey, at $29, in comparison to what else is around.  […]

Semillon, ugly duckling?

Semillon, ugly duckling?

Semillon is the vinous version of the ugly duckling that turns into the beautiful swan. Often tight and tart when young, semillons can turn into rich, seductive, sophisticated beauties as they age. Mount Pleasant ‘Eight Acres’ Hunter Semillon 2014: This is starting to fill out and take on the wonderful complexity for which Hunter semillon […]