Pinot noir prefers a cool climate, and there are two ways to achieve that in Australia: go up or go south. Altitude or latitude … but which is best?
Oakdene Liz’s Chardonnay 2016, Geelong, AUD $35
In my recent tastings of Rhône whites, these three stood out like beacons.
By Farr Shiraz 2015, Geelong, AUD $65
By Farr Sangreal Pinot Noir 2015, Geelong, AUD $80
Brown Magpie Pinot Noir 2014, Geelong, AUD $35
Lethbridge Pinot Gris 2016, Geelong, AUD $30
Brown Magpie Shiraz, 2014, Geelong, AUD $38
Clyde Park’s new crop of 2015 vintage pinot noirs are stunningly good.
Bannockburn Vineyards, one of Australia’s leading small wineries, is losing its colourful and charismatic winemaker Michael Glover. He will leave in January after nine years at Bannockburn, returning to his native New Zealand. For an iconic wine property like Bannockburn (tastings) to have found Glover