Category Archives: Shiraz

2020 Clandestine Vineyards Margaret River Shiraz

Margaret River is not the only wine region on this big island continent of ours where Shiraz plays second fiddle to an apparently more ‘noble’ grape, Cabernet Sauvignon.  It’s a shame really.  I say that only because it’s almost a … Continue reading

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2018 Grey Sands Shiraz

Way back in the early years of ‘the law’, if a group or gang was involved in an offence, all those charged would have to be in court for the matter to be heard.  If one was not present, the … Continue reading

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2020 Pig in the House Organic Shiraz

This may sound a bit odd, but when I opened this wine, poured it, smelt it and then tasted it, the first thing that came to mind (with a grin on my face) was, gee this is a cheeky little … Continue reading

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2019 Castle Rock Estate Shiraz & Pinot Noir Releases

I decided to do some research on Rob Diletti to find out if he had any pastimes.  When I googled him, plenty of good information came up; twice being a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Winemaker of the … Continue reading

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2019 Serere Wines Beechworth Syrah

What a delightful wine.  Just delightful!  I realise this sounds odd, but it was more like I was meeting this wine and getting to know it rather than just tasting it.  I feel this wine has been so well ‘parented’ … Continue reading

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Shanahans Wines 2019 Barossa Valley Shiraz Releases

One time, as part of my job, I had to do some door knocks (no, I’m not a Seventh Day Adventist or Mormon).  There was an address in the street that was a group of 10 stand-alone units all of … Continue reading

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2019 Glen Garvald (by Levantine Hill) Shiraz Marsanne

Now, I would have thought that, if the blended variety of a wine was as little as 1% it would not need to be included on the label.  However, when that 1% adds to the sum of the whole of … Continue reading

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Brand & Sons Coonawarra Untold Range

Have you ever played poker?  Did you know one of the most prized hands you could be dealt is four of a kind?  Speaking of four of a kind, have you ever looked closely at the four Kings in a … Continue reading

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2014 Brand & Sons CBD Coonawarra Single Vineyard Shiraz

Most people would know the term CBD as an acronym for the Central Business District of a capital city.  If you have ever been in the CBD, you would know it is a hive of activity pretty much from dawn … Continue reading

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2017 Huntington Estate Tim Stevens Signature Shiraz

I was listening to a podcast recently of the world’s first female roadie, Aussie Tana Douglas.  Fascinating lady.  She spent time with many famous bands and musicians but what stuck in my head was when she spoke about AC/DC, but … Continue reading

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