Janice McDonald of Burch Family Wines/Howard Park is the 2018 Winemaker of the Year.
Howard Park Allingham Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River, AUD $89
Palate tension may be a little-used term, yet it has a big impact on wine quality.
My latest chardonnay tasting of 118 wines yielded 17 wines scoring gold-ribbon or above; another 19 scoring 93 to 94 points.
The new season rosés are hitting the shelves with pale, dry, textural styles capturing the attention of wine lovers.
Among the top wines in my tasting were two outstanding non-vintage wines.
Take a look at the stand-outs in my recent tasting of 110 chardonnays.
It’s a great vintage of wonderful wines, and I will certainly be buying some myself.
I take a look at three lovely wines from Howard Park.
Several excellent value-for-money cabernet sauvignon-based reds popped up during my recent cabernet tastings.