I tasted three Barossa Shiraz wines - all blind. Of the two Eisenstone wines in the line up, I preferred this Nitschke Road to the Dimchurch Vineyard. It's a wine that has a wonderful presence in the mouth and slides through ever so gracefully.
Proper Barossa Shiraz. Take your shoes off at the door, exchange pleasantries, come in and sit bolt upright, no elbows on the table thank you. And please, don't spill anything on those bone-white chinos. This is all class so bring your best behaviour.
A little leaner and dancier in the mouth than its Nitschke Road sibling yet it's a pretty and more aromatically expressive Ebenezer Shiraz.
A Chardonnay that is said to be made to appease sommeliers and Gen Zers because it's the type of wine they want.
Of Light and Shadow. If only life could be so simple. But perhaps, within that, Tim Shand from Punt Road Winery can show us it can be with super delicious expressions of Pinot Noir such as this.
Viognier can be a super drink when done well. There are a lot of drifters on the scene but you get a sense this release floats on a cloud. Moreish. Delicious. Yes!
Lots of oak. Thirty-three months of it deliver heady aromas. But it settles and patience is rewarded. Throw it in a decanter and leave it to reap the rewards.
Andy Williams's exploration of emerging varieties is quite exciting. His plans for the future are worth sticking around for too. Watch this space. This Touriga is an impressive number sure to please.