Category Archives: Shiraz

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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2014 Levantine Hill Yarra Valley Syrah

The Levantine Hill story is pretty amazing, which I will save for another day, because I really want to tell you about this wine. A deep colour with a lovely sheen it’s class is evident from the start.  Aromas of … Continue reading

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2014 Robert Stein Mudgee Shiraz

I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this, but December is not the time of year to be thinking about shiraz, nor roast meals (at Christmas).  But, and there is always a ‘But’.  Okay, not always but on … Continue reading

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2013 Huntington Estate Special Release Mudgee Shiraz

Years ago I watched a show called Wine Lovers Guide to Australia.  On one of the episodes, Bob, Wendy and Susie Roberts, the original owners of Huntington Estate, were interviewed by Grant van Every and presented some of their wines … Continue reading

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2016 Penley Estate Wild Ferment Coonawarra Shiraz

Second born child.  The poor cousin.  The second in line for the throne.  Shiraz in Coonawarra.  Every one of these seems to sit behind the ‘other one’ getting the attention and usually not justified. How cool is it that something … Continue reading

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