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.
Yering Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Yarra Valley, AUD $120
My recent tasting of about 100 new release chardonnays featured some superb wines.
My latest tasting of 55 ANZ pinots yielded what is probably a record success rate.
In 1996, Yering Station and Champagne Devaux set out on a path to produce Australia’s benchmark sparkling wine.
My latest tastings of cabernet and cabernet blends showed wines of varied styles.
Nathan Scarlett was Yering Station’s chief viticulturist for 10 years until he died of cancer in 2013. He was just 38. He had done a lot of pioneering work with precision viticulture on the company’s Yarra Valley vineyards, using near-infra-red photography and ultra-sound to identify vineyard blocks with the highest quality potential.
I sometimes wonder if Australian wine drinkers appreciate the value for money they are served up by the bigger companies? In this month’s upload of over 100 cabernet sauvignons and cabernet blends, one of the great value buys is Saltram’s Pepperjack, a perennial good-value brand,
Yering Station Village Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2011 $25 This is a lean, restrained, typical 2011 Yarra wine with low alcohol and subdued aromas that recall malt and nougat. I like the tight, reserved, latent palate. It reveals more nuances the more you sip. It will
The recent sale of Parker Coonawarra Estate to family-owned Hesketh Wines of Adelaide has taken some of the pressure off the Rathbone Wine Group. The group is still open to offers regarding the other properties in its portfolio, but has stressed that it remains committed