“It’s an old vineyard but a very short tasting,” joked Chris Tyrrell as we prepared to taste the ‘complete works’ of Tyrrells’ Old Patch Shiraz.
What do you do when your dad is as famous as Grant Burge and has sold his name to another company?
Mount Horrocks Semillon 2017, Clare Valley, AUD $34
Margan Breaking Ground Barbera 2017, Hunter Valley, AUD $40
Two Rivers Stone’s Throw Semillon 2018, Hunter Valley, AUD $20
A few weeks ago I lamented the lack of wine show trophies named after women. There are a couple, but probably not much more than that.
Willow Creek Vineyard Rare Hare Pinot Noir Rosé 2018, Mornington Peninsula, AUD $30
Imagine getting hauled out of your comfy chair at 11pm on a mid-winter night to hand-pick frozen grapes in temperatures of -10 to -13°C.
From my latest chardonnay tasting – of more than 100 mostly Australian wines – it’s obvious the 2017 vintage has been a big success.
Australia’s ‘National Champion’ entered in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships this year was Domaine Chandon Non-Vintage Brut.