Champagne can be hard to describe, and metaphors can be useful. I heard a novel description of the Ruinart Champagne style at a recent tasting at the Sofitel Sydney’s Champagne Bar.
Very old vines are venerated by the wine industry, and all and sundry. And a lot of vines are grafted. So, when a vine is grafted to another variety, do we have to re-set its birth-date?
No doubt you’ve always wondered what a shiraz would taste like if you buried a barrel of it in the same vineyard in which the grapes grew? I know I have.
Big, rich, buxom Barossa and McLaren Vale shiraz: they are better than ever these days.
Tyrrell’s Wines celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, and to mark this milestone a back-tasting was held of the last 14 vintages of Vat 47 Chardonnay.
Each year wine collector and local surgeon, Ian Civil, digs into his cellar to assemble a 10-year vertical tasting for around 20 wine enthusiast friends.
When you taste the Philippe Starck inspired Louis Roederer Brut Nature 2009, you’ll be amazed at the wine’s quality and beauty.