New and Noteworthy

Rockstar Rockford reds

The new release Rockford reds are right in the groove and will bring a smile to the faces of the devotees who are no doubt lining up for their annual fix.

Shaw + Smith’s new releases and next MMAD adventure

Shaw + Smith is a company that’s noted for being stingy with its SKUs, so the fact that they’ve released a riesling, only their second riesling in 13 years by our records, is news. But that’s not all, they are also launching a new brand.

No 1 Family Estate new releases sparkle

No 1 Family Estate is a curious brand that draws attention to the fact that the winery is owned and managed by the Le Brun family and that they pioneered sparkling winemaking in Marlborough more than 40 years ago.

Penfolds g5 released

The Penfolds g5 Shiraz is a blend of 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 Granges. The exact fractions are a secret, but it seems likely the youngest vintages are the majority of the wine.

Terra Sancta’s star pinots

The latest release of Terra Sancta pinot noir from the 2019 vintage affirms my belief that this is one of the country’s star producers of this challenging wine.