Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2014 $32.90 (4.5 stars)

Incredibly bright on the nose, bursting with ripe boysenberry, plum cherry and sweetly spiced, smoky notes.  Here’s a deeply flavoured, rich and satisfyingly fruity blend, with layers of leather and cocoa carrying through to the finish.  I love the refreshing, vibrant acidity and its gripping, yet supple tannins.  It’s a very precise yet plush and […]

Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for week beginning Sat 28 Oct 2017

Crippled by tradition I could feel myself slipping.  The grass was too slick, the angle of the bank too angular and my choice of footwear completely unsuitable.  And no, I wasn’t teetering around in stiletto’s and an ill-behaved fascinator searching for a cross-country shortcut to the port-a-loos at the Labour Day races.  I was, in […]

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