Wine Reviews

23rd September, 2017

Wallace Shiraz Grenache by Ben Glaetzer

Wallace Shiraz Grenache is a great value wine from a distinguished Winery, known more for its flagship Amon-Ra, but equally at home producing a fantastice shiraz grenache blend. On its own the old vine shiraz dominates, adding weight and richness to the wine. The grenache brings a level of fruitiness...

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15th September, 2017

Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro

The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro from Yalumba. The strapper is slang for the solid reliable one in the group and this GSM blend does not fail in that respect. An excellent blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (known as mourvedre in Europe) which is designed to appeal to most tastes....

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14th August, 2017

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2011 Mclaren Vale was my tipple this weekend. A mid range , foot trod, basket pressed grenache from the incredible d’Arenberg winery. Completed in French oak . www.darenberg.com.au/index.php?option=com_platfform&view=crm&layout=productdetails&productId=3531&Itemid=102 In my view not a traditional grenache, drier than most I have tasted but with a full...

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7th August, 2017

McLaren Vale Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz 2013

McLaren Vale Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz is a great example of a well priced shiraz blend from McLaren Vale. Having consistently taken home full bodied pure shiraz wines to Test (It’s a tough job) I decided to try something different and took this home. A blend with Cabernet which exhibits...

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19th September, 2016

Charles Melton Nine Popes

In line with our aim to increase the number of top end wines we stock we recently bought in a couple of wines from The Charles Melton winery in Barossa. It fell to me this weekend, in one of the tougher elements of our jobs, to try this wine so...

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