Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz 2015 $18.99 (4.5 stars)

It’s an absolute blackcurrant fest on the nose, blackcurrants marinating in a bowl made from eucalyptus leaves. Bright cherry and raspberry and boysenberry and practically every berry you can think of is in this wine. Pepper, refreshing acidity, furry tannins and fabulously warm, fuzzy length of flavour. It’s an elegant as opposed to sweet and […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Saturday 11 Nov 2017

Great pinot noir is what I turn to when I need salvation from social media.  When my Instagram feed becomes clogged with pictures of tanned, lycra-clad young things showing sneaky side-boob whilst doing yoga poses on clifftops and rocky outcrops with waves a-breaking or windswept beaches somewhere exotic and unaffordable.  They have skinny arms, glossy […]

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