Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2012

November 24, 2015By Yvonne

Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2012 $22 ★★★★ The inside of the glass is coated in a film of inky magenta-black on the first swirl, while on the nose it has what I can describe only as the smell of a large bowl of ageing plums and berries slowly fermenting inside a carpenter’s workshop – all earthy … Read More

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2009

August 8, 2012By Yvonne

PENFOLDS BIN 28 KALIMNA SHIRAZ 2009, $29  The Bin 28 Kalimna is the oldest of all the Penfolds Bin series wines and there’s no surprise as to why it’s stayed a firm favourite for generations. I love the sweet, spicy, vanilla-infused oak and concentrated plum, boysenberry and smoky notes in this wine. It’s warm, velvety … Read More

Wynns Wines and Hard Rock Shiraz

October 11, 2011By Yvonne

Wynns has been around since the dawn of the dingoes and Kiwi’s have long been huge fans.  When I asked around my local traps (the school mums, supermarket checkout ladies, the lotto man, the rural post driver, the plumber and the sparky), about the first red wines they ever tried, this reliable, cuddly Coonawarra brand … Read More

Brown Brothers Shiraz 2009

August 14, 2011By Yvonne

Brown Brothers Shiraz 2009 $18  A classic, super-drinkable shiraz  from Australia’s oldest family-owned winery.  Stewed plum, pepper and roast beef aromas lead to a ripe, spicy mouthfeel which makes it very easy to drink.  Regularly discounted to $13 – $15 in supermarkets, it represents fantastic value for money and definitely won’t disappoint.  Widely available www.brownbrothers.com.au