This is how Sauvignon Blanc should be done. Fresh, dripping with interest and a considered textural appeal, it's an excellent wine.
From the Crayères Vineyard in Wrattonbully comes this generous but well-proportioned Cabernet Shiraz. The detail and shape are all class - it's an excellent wine hands down.
Wrattonbully Cabernet Franc done well. Very, very well. With a beautiful perfume, I'm hooked from the outset. Given the asking price, this is an excellent buy.
Sourced from Patrick's Wrattonbully vineyards, this is a big muscular red that is not ready to settle down just yet. I had this open for a couple of hours before getting to it and it didn't seem to budge all that much. Like 'em big? Here's your weapon.
Long and luscious, this incredibly silky botrytis Viognier was part of a tasting in preparation for International Viognier Day coming up on 30 April. Rich and generous, this is a kiss from the nectar gods.
Luke Tocaciu is a smart winemaker. His wines mirror his personality: quiet, considerate with a dose of charm. This Shiraz is a beauty and drinking beautifully now and will still reward the patient despite already being a six-year-old release.
So fresh, bright and delicious, this Viognier from Yalumba always over-delivers for the money. It is easily one of the best value wines you can find around the $10 mark. Happy International Viognier Day (30 April).
These Terre à Terre wines don't disappoint. I've been privileged to check out the Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Shiraz and Reserve and they've all impressed. There's an fabulous humility about the way they carry themselves and this Cabernet Franc Shiraz is no different.
There's a good whack of oak here. I reckon it sits on a knife edge - some folk may be in their happy place yet others may say too much. It does play its hand, let that be said. Either way, it's a fabulous blend.