Tag Archives: Castle Rock Estate

New release pinot noir

Three producers – Ten Minutes by Tractor (the 2013 vintage), Eldridge Estate (the 2014s) and De Salis (2013s) – dominate the 80 new-release pinot noir tasting notes uploaded to the app this month.

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Canberra boutique a Giant-Killer

The giant-killer at the recent Sydney Royal Wine Show was Alex McKay, whose 2008 Collector Reserve Shiraz netted four trophies, climaxing with the Gilbert Phillips Trophy for best red wine of show. McKay, who is one of the quietest and least demonstrative winemakers I know, kept his composure at least on the surface on each of his four trips to the podium at the awards ceremony on February 11. At one stage a voice from the back of the room boomed: “Smile, Alex!”