Gibson The Smithy Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $29-$35
They are two of the crusty old devils of the Barossa Valley, with probably 90 years of wine industry experience between them.
Naked Run The Aldo Old Vine Grenache Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $22
Chaffey Bros Battle For Barossa La Résistance GSM 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $25
Atze’s Corner The Giant Durif 2016, Barossa Valley, AUD $30
Each year James Young, who sells Torbreck wines in Sydney, drops in to my place and pours the latest batch of Torbreck wines for me to taste.
Yalumba winemaker, Kevin Glastonbury, made a brief visit to Auckland to show off five vintages of The Signature.
My last tasting before leaving home included a number of durifs and malbecs, full-bodied Aussie reds that go well with hearty winter foods.
Thorn-Clarke Ron Thorn Barossa Single Vineyard Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, NZD $95
During the last-minute tastings for The Real Review Certificate of Excellence and Top Wineries list, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store.