May merry month for Australian wine

May merry month for Australian wine

May we be grateful For reasons I’ve never fully understood, a couple of years (or possibly more) back, someone, some group, official body or whatever, thought there was a need to promote May as the month in which we are all grateful for Australian wines. As far as I can tell, the reason is that […]

Twenty shiraz wines in four price brackets

Twenty shiraz wines in four price brackets

One score in fives Twenty shiraz wines in four brackets of five wines each, $20s, $30s, $40s and $50 plus Nine regions are represented McLaren Vale Barossa Valley Orange Region Margaret River Clare Valley Ballerine Peninsula Langhorne Creek Coonawarra The vintage range is from 2013 to 2016 with points stretching from 89 to 98 but […]

The beauty of shiraz in McLaren Vale

The beauty of shiraz in McLaren Vale

Beauty in the Vale Ulithorne ‘Familia’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015: A young release for McVale shiraz but this is no kiddie. It’s very well made with plenty of interesting flavours as it travels that keep the drinker both entertained and thoughtful. 94 points, with maybe one or even two to come as it ages, and […]