Category Archives: Red Blends

2017 Langmeil Three Gardens Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Even though my memory may not serve me well these days, I cannot remember having a Langmeil wine.  I went onto their website and the history of this family is pretty special.  The first Shiraz vines were planted in 1843 … Continue reading

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2016 Grant Burge Nebu Cabernet Shiraz

This is a new wine to the Grant Burge range and it sits in the Icon Wines section.  I have to say, I can definitly understand why.  This is delightful even at such a young stage of its life. In … Continue reading

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2015 Levantine Hill The Coldstream Guard Rubeus

What first captured my attention with this wine was, “The Coldstream Guard”.  I figured it would have some sort of history behind it and I love history (regardless of whether it had anything to do with the wine or not). … Continue reading

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2015 Taylors ‘Taylor Made’ BDX

The term BDX should tell you this is a Bordeaux blend and it is.  A very traditional one at that.  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc make up the mix and they all have a say in this. Looks … Continue reading

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2016 Best’s Great Western LSV Shiraz Viognier

I am a big fan of this blend.  Côte-Rôtie should take a bow.  It has inspired a number of Australian producers to release a Shiraz Viognier blend resulting in many fine examples.  This is definitely in that category. It is a … Continue reading

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2017 XO Wine Co ‘Small Batch’ Shiraz Grenache

I tried the XO Shiraz and the XO Grenache so now it’s time to try the XO Shiraz Grenache.  Seems to be the natural order of things don’t you think? It starts off with fresh berry basket and spiced cherry … Continue reading

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2017 Chapel Hill Shiraz Mourvèdre

The Two Ronnies, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawke & Keating, Hamish & Andy.  Famous couples that have gotten on so well together they have stuck in the minds and hearts of many over the years.  Okay, maybe there’s some doubt about … Continue reading

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