Shiraz

    Another Favorite Winery in McLaren Vale, Australia

    When we were in Australia in May, we received many recommendations to stop by Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards, the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in founding family hands. We are so glad we followed that advice. The Shiraz is spectacular, and the vineyards are steeped in history. Kay Brothers was established on February 2, 1891, and a diary has been kept every day since.

    20 readers - By Write for Wine

    Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2002

    I started this blog in 2006, it seems a lifetime ago. My children where still in nappies and twitter was yet to hatch. More than now, there seemed to be a connection between this and other wine blogs. Everything seemed fresh and possible. . . My notes are still staccato and my use of the ellipsis seems to have grown. . . The 02 Clonakilla was in the first clutch of wines that I wrote about (1,2).

    5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Mont Pierre Fitou Reserve 21012

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 5 readers - The weather is turning colder, the nights are drawing in. It’s still August so I’m hopeful of warmer days ahead before winter really sets in. It’s not quite time to crack open the full rich reds, but it is time to start thinking red wines.

      Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah 2013

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 5 readers - It’s still August, I can still drink pink wine with pride. I’ll drink pink wine in January, but I’ll be a bit discrete about it. Pink wine is my one weakness. There’s plenty of roses out there, and lots of them are good, just so long as you steer away from things called “blush” or wines that are advertised with a group of women giggling or laughing whilst eating salad.

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      Wino sapien - - 2 readers - My grasp of French is atrocious. A year of high school tuition decades ago only giving me insight into how much I disliked my teacher. This is of course mostly my own fault and now I see just what I have missed. Without language so many doors remain locked. . . not unexpectedly during my sojourn to Paris, I felt excluded.

      Chateau Tanunda – Bringing The Thunder From Down Under

      Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - - 1 readers - --> Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley - picture courtesy of http://www.chateautanunda.com/ Chateau Tanunda has been described as the birthplace of the Barossan wine industry.  The site of the first vine plantings (1840s). In 1994, it was placed on the Register Of State Heritage Places.

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      Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah 2013

      … intense, and it does benefit from being cold, but not icily so, so take it out of its ice jacket if it’s too cold, you need to be able to taste it rather than numb your taste buds with the cold. Those red fruit flavours do carry through, but they’re joined by a delicate spiciness, an oddity in a rose that I imagine comes from the syrah (shiraz…

      5 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Mont Pierre Fitou Reserve 21012

      … that would be perfect if you were sitting outside a tent in the South of France wrapped in a blanket, warming you up. It’s list price is £10, which is silly and ridiculously over priced. However, it’s priced that way so that Sainsbury’s can offer it at half price or a third off as a “special offer” so pick it up when it’s part of a deal. Related articles Omg 2011 Embeleso Tinto 2012 Ridge Lytton Springs 2011 Dry Creek Valley Mauricio Lorca Lirico Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Albacore Shiraz 2009…

      5 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2002

      …I started this blog in 2006, it seems a lifetime ago. My children where still in nappies and twitter was yet to hatch. More than now, there seemed to be a connection between this and other wine blogs. Everything seemed fresh and possible. . . My notes are still staccato and my use of the ellipsis seems to have grown. . . The 02 Clonakilla…

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Notes

      …My final tranche of holiday notes. E. Guigal Ch d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2007. Meat, and malt, soy and balsamic. Bay and lavender, it's deep and edgy, changeable and with multiple faces. Rich and layered in the mouth, a note of vanilla, beautiful length, perhaps if I was splitting hairs I'd say it's fractionally warm. I wish. . . Ch Cheval Blanc St…

      By Wino sapien

      More tasting notes

      … My grasp of French is atrocious. A year of high school tuition decades ago only giving me insight into how much I disliked my teacher. This is of course mostly my own fault and now I see just what I have missed. Without language so many doors remain locked. . . not unexpectedly during my sojourn to Paris, I felt excluded. I saw and did as much…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Chateau Tanunda – Bringing The Thunder From Down Under

      …, and a light chalky note. The palate is soft and round, enriched by pineapple and mango. The attack and midpalate are edged by lemon pith and baking spice – pursued by a persistent finish and decent acidity. At $16 I would give this a solid 88 points – strong effort. 2009 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz  - it’s easy to greet an Aussie Shiraz…

      1 readers - By Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Another Favorite Winery in McLaren Vale, Australia

      … When we were in Australia in May, we received many recommendations to stop by Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards, the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in founding family hands. We are so glad we followed that advice. The Shiraz is spectacular, and the vineyards are steeped in history. Kay Brothers was established on February 2, 1891, and a diary…

      20 readers - By Write for Wine

      Best LCBO Wines: Vintages Release August 2

      … 2010 Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2012 Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand Stonestreet Rockfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Of The Barossa Shiraz 2012 Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia Matetic Corralillo Syrah 2011…

      11 readers - By Natalie MacLean

      Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz 2005

      … I don't usually taste wine that reminds me of jam; it's not a positive in my mind, it means things have been taken too far and left for too long. Of course they can charm and disarm, but ultimately I (now) want something less sweet and attention seeking. Polished, bold and full, with a rum and raisin nose. Unusually sour to open and then overly…

      6 readers - By Wino sapien

      If You Watch One Video About Australian Wine Watch This One (VIDEO)

      … Monique Soltani Interviews Bill Hardy of Hardys Wine Bill Hardy, Monique Soltani Curious why Australians call their most well known wine Shiraz, while everyone else in the world calls it Syrah? We get that and a whole lot more straight from the Aussie’s mouth. Not just from any Aussie, but one of the most famous names in Australian…

      21 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

      … ago to work at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Tom made the Pinot Gris and the Cabernet Shiraz that I am tasting for this article.  The other two wines were produced by wine maker Matt Dumayne, from Okanagan Crush Pad. My Reviews Perseus Pinot Gris 2012 ($16.90) – Medium lemon in colour. It has a youthful aroma with citrus and pear fruits, as well…

      16 readers - By MyWinePal

      Corkscrew Winery Luma-Rouge 2011

      … Corkscrew Winery Luma-Rouge 2011, California Red Wine, Sonoma Coast, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 91 A red blend of co-fermented 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier aged in oak barrels. The nose offers rich aromas of black cherry, blueberry and brown spice. Medium bodied with soft tannins and balanced acidity. On the palate, a slight earthiness with flavors…

      3 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

      Quick Sip: Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor 2010 Shiraz

      … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor 2010 Shiraz from the Fleurieu Peninsula wine region of South Australia. Shiraz, which rhymes with pizzazz, and at times packs it, is Australia’s workhorse grape variety. It’s expressed both as a single varietal wine and also plays nicely with other grapes in some…

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      Mollydooker Wines-Part 2

      … Mollydooker was born. Mollydooker is an affectionate Australian slang word for left-hander, because both of them are left-handed. Three months later, The Wine Advocate chose Mollydooker’s Shiraz, The Boxer, as the Best Value Red Wine in the World. The Two Left Feet (a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) was second, and the Maitre D’ Cab…

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      Mollydooker Wines-Part 1

      … wines, all Shiraz, that most definitely had that WOW factor. We’re not alone in that belief. Mollydooker’s Velvet Glove was awarded 99 points, the Carnival of Love has twice been in the Wine Spectator’s Top Ten Wines in the World, the Blue Eyed Boy is featured in the Qantas President’s Lounge and the demand for The Boxer is massive. We first…

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