Category Archives: Shiraz

2016 Gartelmann Wines Diedrich Shiraz

Many years ago now my wife and I designed and built our first ‘together’ home.  By built, I mean we hired sub-contractor tradies to build it for us.  Anyway, we knew exactly what it was going to look like when … Continue reading

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2019 Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz

I’ve been landscaping my front yard.  It’s been a long time coming it must be said.  It was similar to so many other front yards in our cul-de-sac but a lot messier.  It needed something and it finally got it.  … Continue reading

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2018 Serere Beechworth Syrah

I don’t like Mondays.  I’m sure there are those that do but personally, I don’t know anyone that does.  Maybe hospitality industry guys and gals because that is part of their weekend.  However, for us Monday to Friday slaves to … Continue reading

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2019 Angullong Orange Region Shiraz

A little while back I posted a review about a very good chardonnay.  The main thing I pointed out at the time was the opinions about the variety.  Well, I had a similar response from a couple of work colleagues … Continue reading

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2017 Gartelmann Wines Wilhelm Shiraz

I don’t watch much telly.  I enjoy listening to music more so, especially the old favourites; one of which is Genesis (and later Phil Collins when he went out on his own).  One song that came up today was, “Invisible … Continue reading

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2017 Yelland & Papps Devote Greenock Shiraz

Everyone would be familiar with the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  While this particular phrase originated in 1913, it is based on a proverb dating back to 1866 that went, “Eat an apple on going to … Continue reading

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2017 Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Shiraz

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Now, I don’t know when Eleanor Roosevelt said this but I think there is some correlation between it and West Australian Shiraz.  You see, West Australia is a bit like another wine … Continue reading

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2017 Angullong Orange Region Shiraz

Word of advice.  Don’t ask someone if they’d like to try an Orange Shiraz.  I have no idea why I phrased the question that way.  Anyway, when I noticed the quizzical facial response, I quickly corrected myself and said a … Continue reading

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2017 Hastwell and Lightfoot Shiraz

First up, let me tell you, I am not a fan of roses.  I’m sorry, but I can not bring myself to like them.  A few years ago when my wife and I purchased our home, there were heaps of … Continue reading

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2016 Huntington Estate ‘Basket Dried’ Shiraz

Tim Stevens, the Huntington Estate winemaker, picked the grapes for this wine at 12.9 baumé.  Normally this translates to a wine with about the same alcohol content by the time it finds its way into bottle.  The thing is with … Continue reading

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