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 […]

The many faces of Western Australian wines

The many faces of Western Australian wines

Western Australia I’m not sure if its 20 or 30 years since I first heard Denis Horgan (Leeuwin Estate) say “Western Australia produces just 3 per cent of Australian wine but 20 per cent of Australia’s premium wine.”   It didn’t convince me then because the assumption was based on the higher price WA wines were […]

Pinot Noir Chardonnay duo’s shine

Pinot Noir Chardonnay duo’s shine

Pinot-chardonnay duets What a tasting, a touch of heaven on earth. My own views on these two varieties: chardonnay is underappreciated by many and pinot noir is overrated by some. Both are used and abused. The 10 wines reviewed below are in five pairs, showing different producers’ takes on each of the varieties. Some still […]

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

Australia continent of outstanding Riesling

The TKR riesling tasting Post-Christmas is time for the TKR riesling tasting. It’s not as large as some magazine tastings, or those of reviewers who have greater consumer recognition, but large enough to provide an idea of how riesling is performing around the country. For the past few years I have kept all rieslings sent […]