From Centenarian vines planted in 1907, this Shiraz from Lou Miranda is in better shape and demonstrates more balance than its sibling, the Centenarian Shiraz Mourvedre 2018.
Rich and dense, this is a sledgehammer. Loaded with oak, tuck it away for a while and watch it emerge. Its boisterous persona is fit for sipping during a chilly night as the rain taps on the roof.
The Hunter Valley has no peer when it comes to Semillon. Be it fresh and vibrant new releases or a cellar release with some time under its belt, these wines done well are 'semsational'. This pristine 2018 from Mount Pleasant is proof of that.
Torbreck winemaker Ian Hongell says The Laird is the easiest wine to sell. Given one bottle is equivalent to a week's rent in a capital city, some may disagree. But then again, when the demand is high and it always sells out, there is obviously a market that laps it up. And fair enough too, it's a brilliant Shiraz.
This is my first look at these Barossa Boy wines and the consistency across the range is what stands out. Well made with plenty of personality, this GSM is a blend that you can faithfully keep going back to time and again.
The Boy can do no wrong! I'm getting through a batch of samples from Barossa Boy and what a neat set of wines they are. There is a regal feel with this Lifeblood Shiraz in hand. Big and rich, every drop reaches out with comfort.
A pre-release look at this Special Release Cabernet from Huntington Estate. It's a wine that builds momentum the longer it is open. Give it that time and you'll be rewarded.
Give it a swirl and scents of Old Gold Rum 'n' Raisin skip about. That dark chocolate is definitely not shy.
Much like its stablemates, this Cabernet starts strong with attractive aromas. Think choc mint, blackcurrants and handfuls of dried herbs.
From a small winery in New Zealand's North Canterbury region, The Bone Line is dishing up some very smart wines. This blend is another example of that. Give it some air and it's a dangerous drink. Cool evenings with whispy pink clouds in the sky as the sun sets - the perfect match awaits.