Category Archives: Shiraz

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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2018 Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz

Pillow menus.  They seem to be in a lot of hotels these days.  There seems to be every ‘pillow possibility’ covered with every filling, firmness, softness and size available to suit every man, woman and child ensuring everyone gets a … Continue reading

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2017 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Shiraz

Scrubby Rise as a straight Shiraz?  Did Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot want nothing to do with it, or did Shiraz think it was that good it could go it alone this vintage?  Is there going to be a Scrubby … Continue reading

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2014 Robert Stein Reserve Shiraz

We caught up with a small group of friends recently, all of whom have travelled.  ‘Extensively’ would not be quite right but they get about.  The discussions revolved around where in the world we had all seen (not that we … Continue reading

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