Clonakilla Murrumbateman Syrah 2016, Canberra District, AUD $120
In a recent syrah tasting, three regions were represented among the top wines.
I recently finished a tasting of over 200 shirazes, which I strung out over nine tasting days. As always, there were many highlights.
Hesketh Wild at Heart Rosé 2017, South Australia, AUD $14
Despite changing fashions, plenty of red-wine enthusiasts still buy, cellar, drink and love older-generation Australia shirazes.
Pinot noir and shiraz are an unlikely couple, yet they are surprisingly complementary.
On a recent holiday in the fairly remote high country in New Zealand’s South Island, I made some startling wine discoveries. Namely, several Australian wines under well-known New Zealand labels.
Clare Valley winery Claymore takes sponsorship to unusual lengths.
Grosset Nereus 2015, Clare Valley, AUD $45
Ballinaclash vineyard in the NSW Hilltops region landed no less than seven trophies in eight days in 2017.