McLaren Vale producer Ulithorne was one of the star performers in my recent shiraz tasting of 140 wines.
The 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir was tasted about nine months ago and awarded 96 points. Two more equally impressive pinot noir samples were reviewed recently.
My recent tasting of 100 grenache and blends, together with fringe Italian and Spanish varieties, yielded a stack of lovely drinking wines.
Crown Range Cellars is a new company that, in their words, aim “… to create exceptional, premium wines (and foods) unfettered by the limitations of land ownership.
For the drinker on a strict budget who cares about quality, the Aldi offering is presently unequalled.
Villa Maria has just released, or re-released, three Reserve reds under their ‘Library Release’ brand.
Pinot noir continues to delight, in all its myriad shades.
Four recent releases confirmed my view that Clearview also makes very stylish reds.
England is emerging as a fine wine country, thanks in part to global warming, partly to the interest of the market, and partly to increasing expertise.
I visited the Matawhero winery recently and tasted all four vintages of chenin blanc from 2013.