Western Australia

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world – however, a significant part of it is sparsely populated. The state has approximately 2.5 million inhabitants (around 11% of the national total), and 92% of the state's population lives in the south-west corner of the state.
Posts about Western Australia
  • Six delicious wines with some matched to the Crumbs recipes

    … and smooth, dry, classy palate all signal a honed, composed creature. There is no flamboyance here, just impeccable calm. 2013 Devil’s Lair, The Hidden Cave Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia (£14.99, Spirited Wines tel. 020 7371 8947 & http://www.spiritedwines.co.uk). Look out for the new vintage of this amazing Aussie Chardy…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Clos Marché Malabre 2010

    … A new and very pretty label from a Cowaramup based duo, though curiously the bottle contains riesling from 2010 (single vineyard, Porongorup, 140 cases). It's a bold move, when everyone else is trying to sell something from 13 or 14, especially for unheralded label. . . The notable thing is that this is starting to turn and mature, perhaps…

    Wino sapienin Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Myattsfield Pinot noir 2013

    Myattsfield is a small producer in the warm Perth Hills region. This is their first attempt at making a pinot noir, though wisely the grapes have been sourced from the cooler climes of Pemberton. It's a worthy effort, and only $24. It's small and supple, meek and slightly squeaky. My brother in law was b ...

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  • Clonakilla Viognier 2009

    … and drain off excess liquid and then add the apricots and the poaching nectar. Continue cooking at low heat for another 30 minutes, then uncover and grill the chicken so the skin might darken. Also tried. The Whicher Ridge Viognier 2013. (Busselton, Western Australia). A new label to me. This is evocative and convincing - almond meal and musk more than…

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  • Braised lamb shoulder

    …. . . far from alluring. . . soap, lavender, potpouri and bath powders. It's quite exaggerated and green. . . Seamless, but altered in the mouth, a counterpoint to the rawness of the nose. . . Full, meaty, long and expansive. It's thick and wide, a mouth full of raisins without the acid. Post script. It does soften and curiously reverse after a few…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

    … The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and satisfying…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -
  • A QUARTET OF POSH CHARDONNAYS

    … Piccadilly, from Hoddle's Creek to Horror Gulch, way down there in the Badlands, well what? Why? The Oakridge Funder and Diamond Drive Block model ($75; 13.4%; 93++) is finer and longer, but fairly, ummmm, spendy. So what am I saying about Chardonnay? Unless you're growing it in the coolest bottom bits of southern Victoria or Western Australia, the highest of the Adelaide Hills, or Tasmania, you might be better off growing muscat or hemp. Forget bloody vanilla. …

    Philip White/ drinksterin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

    … I think this is stylistically closer to the Arthurs Creek than the Tarraford. There's more stone than creamy augmentation and something green springs from the glass. . . The mouth is greater than the nose. . . The sensory impact on the tongue more telling and demanding than the scent which seems to belong something else. It's bitter and pith like…

    Wino sapienin Riesling Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Vasse Felix Cabernet sauvignon 2001

    … They say you spend the first half of your life visiting and the last revisiting. I imagine myself moving in ever smaller circles until I'm back at the start. . . This particular wine was one of the first I wrote about in 2006, I tasted it again in 2007. The first tasting note a list of words, with a small grainy picture of a cork on a keyboard…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • 6.10.14

    … Post card. I was looking for the tall and skinny bronze by Giacometti, I kept looking in the spots I thought it should be. . . I wanted to see it again, to examine its curiously soft profile and then the stark and elongated full frontal. Instead I found Gaston Lachaise's Standing Woman. She's comparatively squat and broad; fertile and ample…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
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