Category Archives: Shiraz

2015 Huntington Estate ‘Basket Dried’ Shiraz

This may sound conceited but there aren’t many ‘styles’ of wines I haven’t tried. ‘Basket Dried’ is a term I’m definitely not familiar with but if I see it on a wine label again I’ll be grabbing for my wallet … Continue reading

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2017 The Natural Wine Co. Organic Shiraz

I honestly like the idea of natural, organic, preservative free wine.  Varieties treated in a way to bring out their ‘true colours’ if you like.  This one is made that way and it certainly ticks all the right boxes.  The most … Continue reading

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2015 Levantine Hill Melissa’s Paddock Yarra Valley Syrah

I was recently in a cafe that I frequent enjoying a cup of tea with a mate and he mentioned how the cafe had a good reputation but he’d never stepped foot in the place.  When questioned on it further … Continue reading

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2104 Mitchell Wines Peppertree Shiraz

Without going back through older blog posts, I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned about having preconceived ideas about a wine.  This can be a positive because that way I go into trying a wine with the right attitude.  That is how … Continue reading

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2015 Gartelmann Wilhelm Hunter Valley Shiraz

Hunter Valley Shiraz could easily frequent the bottle shops of Hobart and not get noticed.  Not because it isn’t popular it’s just that it’s not so well known in this little part of Terra Australis.  Shame really because this is … Continue reading

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Levantine Hill – The Wines

A little while back I wrote about Levantine Hill being an extraordinary place.  Well, let me tell you, the wines are extraordinary as well.  I’ve been lucky enough to try them at cellar door (twice), at a tasting, as matching wines with … Continue reading

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2016 Sandergrove Estate ‘Chaste’ Shiraz

A long, long time ago, I can still remember when big alcoholic red wines were being churned out at alarming rates because of an influential wine writer in the US of A who had ‘Jnr’ at the end of his … Continue reading

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