Sweet rose and mature prices

Sweet rose and mature prices

Sweet rose It’s a misleading heading (sorry) as its not sweet rose wine reviews but a mix of sweet and rose wines. Auburn Hills Clare Valley Rose 2016: Part of the Mitchell family of wines this is the first rose under this banner. A deceptive wine, as on entry its very soft and gentle, cute […]

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 […]

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 […]