Monthly Archives: August 2016

2015 Hentley Farm Zinfandel

From the research I’ve done, Zinfandel (aka Primitivo) sounds to me like a grape that should be avoided!  It has thin skin, ripens unevenly (green in appearance to raisins in the same bunch) and can over-crop if not closely monitored … Continue reading

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2013 Yalumba ‘Andrew Murphy’ Signature Cabernet Shiraz

Yalumba have been making the Signature for as long as, well, it doesn’t matter because of the significance of the reason for it.  Putting an outstanding contributor’s name to one of their wines shows their gratitude.  It is, and always will … Continue reading

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2015 Kennedy Henrietta Shiraz

The Kennedys may have been farming for about 35 years but are relatively new to the wine scene having planted Shiraz in 2002 and releasing their first vintage in 2005.  Their range of five wines is predominately Shiraz with a … Continue reading

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2013 Grey Sands Shiraz

How many Tasmanians have become Prime Minister of Australia?  I’ve no doubt most of you would have no idea.  If I asked, how many times a Tasmanian Shiraz has won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, everyone would know.  The answer for … Continue reading

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