This Nightfall Cabernet is the business. From clever packaging to a cracking wine in the glass, winemaker Sam Brand excels once again.
One of the very best red wines to have come across the tasting bench this year, this is all about clever blending, great fruit and engaging aromas. Made from the top 1% of fruit produced, quite simply, it's an absolutely superb blend. Stand and applaud.
A reliable and rock solid Shiraz with generous depth and concentration. It urges you to go deep calling for fire pit chats and camping expeditions.
Primo Yalumba Cabernet from one of the sweet spots for the variety in Australia, Coonawarra. This is an excellent wine. I could sit in a corner and sip this all night and not feel guilty that I didn't share a drop. What a glamour!
A quick look at the new Riesling release from Raidis Estate at the recent Coonawarra Roadshow tasting. Hello spring! This is a ripper! The last time I reviewed it was back in 2019. Nothing has changed - the quality is still sky high and the price screams extreme value.
What a find! I tasted this at the Coonawarra Roadshow and was instantly impressed. For $30, it is an insanely delicious Cabernet. Get around it.
If aged Riesling is your thing, surely Patrick is already on your radar. Time and time again they produce the goods and this 2014 aged release is no different. Hitting the shelves with eight years bottle age, there is still a long future ahead of this excellent wine.
Two Cabernets are better than one the label says. A little shake up of the norm that delivers a summery red that will easily get a little cosy in winter. There is a lot to like about this Reframed range from Wynns.
Patrick of Coonawarra is one of the quiet achievers in the historic region. One of their strengths is their ability to produce age-worthy reds and whites. This Cabernet off the Home Block is no different. By the way, I love the new labels.
Coonawarra Merlot. I haven't seen a release of this wine for three years. Give it a good decant and it calms. Some prickly acidity still loiters about though.