New and Noteworthy

Frankland Estate’s smashing syrah

There are now three Frankland Estate shirazes, the quality having risen to such a height that it’s now possible to field a $120 reserve-style bottling under the SmithCullam label.

Tom Cullity 2017: the heritage factor

The occasion is the fifth release of the company’s top wine, Vasse Felix Tom Cullity 2017. And there is no better example of a heritage-clone cabernet sauvignon malbec, according to Virginia Willcock.