Coonawarra

Coonawarra is a wine region within the Limestone Coast in South Australia, that is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil. Coonawarra is an Aboriginal word meaning "Honeysuckle". It is about 380 km southeast of Adelaide, close to the border with Victoria.
Posts about Coonawarra
    • Wynns Coonawarra Estate Hermitage 1986

      $4.99 when purchased. The last and most memorable of my Brisbane bottles. A very humble one too and punching well above its weight. . . Like the bottles to come this was brown and closer to the end than the middle, but it had the most distinctive nose and it was the wine I enjoyed the most. Flint and curry leaf (surprising, in chess notation - !?), mercaptans and spice. Savoury, gentle but long.

      Wino sapien- 2 readers -
    • Vinous time travel

      A recent visit to Brisbane and open access to my sister in law's Miele wine fridge. It was an opportune time to taste a cluster of Australian classics from the the years 1984 through to 1990. Litres and litres of mahogany coloured wine, numerous soft corks, but only one tainted bottle. The storage has been perfect for the last few years, but prior to this the bottles had been e ...

      Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Looking red ahead at December 6th in VINTAGES

    …. Luma’s Bocconcini and Preserved Vegetable Salad Over the past few weeks I’ve managed to taste some of the releases at trade events, with my colleagues at WineAlign and yesterday with Álvaro Palacios. At the invite of Woodman Wines and Spirits I had the indubitable pleasure of being heralded through a paramount cross-section of the Spanish…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 9 readers -
  • Visit Majella Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    … Wines is a family owned company situated in Coonawarra, in the Limestone Coast region in south east South Australia. Coonawarra is regarded my most wine experts as one of the very beast regions in Australia for the production of high quality Cabernet Sauvignon wines, and Majella is no exception. The vineyards and winery are based on the famous “terra…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • 6.10.14

    … as opposed to cachectic and alien. (Jardin des Tuileries) Tasting notes. CR Shiraz 2010. Chris Ringland. Barossa. Screw cap. 15%. Approx $A20. Sweet and deboned. Rum and raisin, stewed berries and confection. It's very full, simple, forward and smooth. Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet sauvignon 1998. Barossa and Coonawarra. Cork. 13%. Cellar…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Wynns Black Label Cabernet sauvignon 1998

    … Bottle one of six. I'm not sure why I've waited for so long and why I have so many, but disorganisation and a constant flow of new bottles to distract would feature in my defence. These bottles have been sitting in a cardboard box in a Tasmanian oak wardrobe, under the Christmas decorations and several layers of cushions. Waiting. A decade…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 6 readers -
  • Last week

    … 1. A green rub for roast lamb. A small handful of parsley, a few sprigs of rosemary, three or four cloves of garlic and the zest from half a small lemon, salt and pepper. Process (with mortar or machine) into a paste and add a glug of olive oil to loosen. Rub onto a leg lamb which is lying on a bed of chopped onions (3) and white wine vinegar (2…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Riesling- 5 readers -
  • JAMIE OLIVER'S LESSON IN REGIONALITY

    … of the supermarket duopoly that specialises in the sorts of TV food and drink that I presume Jamie wouldn't have in his shop. And he opens an Italian joint in the front bar of the old art deco building where David Wynn used to bank his Coonawarra money. David was born in Florentino's. I know David was Jewish, as was his Polish Jewish Dad Sam who started…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 3 readers -
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