St Huberts The Stag Victoria Tempranillo Shiraz 2020

August 10, 2022By Yvonne

St Huberts The Stag Victoria Tempranillo Shiraz 2020 $19.99 Inky-dark and glossy, this pepper-stacked sip is bursting with dark cocoa, liquorice, prunes, blackberry and cherry notes which roll across the tongue in tsunamis of taut tannins and fantastically fleshy textures. If you’re having lasagne, there’s also nothing better than a hearty, knee-wobblingly ribsticking red like … Read More

Penfolds Grange 2017

December 16, 2021By Yvonne

Penfolds Grange 2017 $850 This is the 70th anniversary of one of the most famous wines in the world, an Australian treasure and in the words of Peter Gago, its custodian, it’s an example of “sticks and stones filtration” rather than anything manufactured or synthesised. It’s also only the 7th Grange to be comprised of … Read More

Orlando Printz Shed Northern Barossa Shiraz 2018

November 8, 2021By Yvonne

Orlando Printz Shed Northern Barossa Shiraz 2018 $40 Sourced from the legendary Greenock and Ebenezer blocks, this shiraz is clean, spice-soaked and boosted with blackcurrant characters. There are liquorice and pepper layers edged with vanilla and smoke. The tannins are muscular and lengthy and add great texture to the dry, fine-grained finish.

Orlando Centenary Hill Heritage Vines Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

October 13, 2021By Yvonne

Orlando Centenary Hill Heritage Vines Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015 $70 Orlando Wines, Barossa Valley’s first commercial winery, is located in the city of Rowland Flat, South Australia. The first vines that were cuttings of Rieslings from Germany were planted by founder Johann Gramp in 1847 in Barossa’s Jacobs Creek. This wine was under that brand … Read More

Orlando Lawson’s Padthaway Shiraz 2016

October 11, 2021By Yvonne

Orlando Lawson’s Padthaway Shiraz 2016 $70 Inky dark and oozing bold spices, dutch cocoa, layers of liquorice, blackcurrant and seasoned saddle leather, it’s a shiraz that’s so velvety, smooth and warm, it literally cuddles your tastebuds. Plump, plush and pulsing with energy and personality. I love it. Orlando

Dune McLaren Vale Tirari 2020

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

Dune McLaren Vale Tirari 2020 $26.99 With Coriole Vineyard family pedigree behind them, brothers Peter and Duncan Lloyd, this Blewitt Springs-grown blend of mourvèdre, negroamaro, grenache, touriga and a little bit of shiraz is all sorts of sippable. Smooth, spicy and berry-saturated, here’s a wine with real personality and charm and a long, plummy finish. … Read More

Claymore To Pimp a Butterfly Clare Valley Shiraz Mataro 2018

November 26, 2020By Yvonne

Claymore To Pimp a Butterfly Clare Valley Shiraz Mataro 2018 $24.99 Hoist your big pants on because this is a dangerously sippable shiraz blend that’ll win friends and influence people. Bursting with blackberry and prunes dusted with cocoa and black olive brine, this is one spicy but nicey wine with soothing tannins and a lick … Read More

Claymore Wines Dark Side of the Moon Clare Valley Shiraz 2018

November 24, 2020By Yvonne

Claymore Wines Dark Side of the Moon Clare Valley Shiraz 2018 $29.99 Sourced from Claymore’s dry-farmed, non-irrigated Watervale and Penwortham vineyards, this is cool-climate shiraz that’s soft, elegantly structured and shows delicate berryfruit, spice and earthy intensity in the mid-palate. Impressively structured, fine-grained tannins, a smoke and graphite-like core, white pepper and blueberry complexity and … Read More

Indian wine from Grover Zampa in New Zealand

October 27, 2020By Yvonne

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if there were any decent wines coming out of India that were available in New Zealand, I’d be off down the TAB and putting a hundred for the win by the long shot on the next 3200m at Matamata. Happily the good folk at … Read More

Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Shiraz 2016

June 16, 2020By Yvonne

Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Shiraz 2016 $64.99 Only the absolute best shiraz grapes make it to the finals for the St Andrews Shiraz vintage champs and once they’re in the bottle they’re immortalised forever!  (At least that’s what the winemaker whispers to them to soothe their nerves)  Deep, dark chocolate and spice, cigar box … Read More