Imagine the pressure on Cyril Brun: he has to put the finishing touches to a great wine that was vintaged and blended by his predecessor, 12 years after the grapes were harvested.
Arrogant Frog is one of the shining success stories of modern wine marketing. And there is more to come from Jean Claude Mas.
Pobblebonk is another captivating wine from Quealy of the Mornington Peninsula.
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.