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South Australia

Charlie Melton’s accidentally mis-translated Château-Neuf-du-Papes blend. Equal Grenache and Syrah, with 4% Mourvèdre. Mid ruby-garnet. Ripe, refined plum and ripe raspberry. Meat development to …

Dropped into Planet of the Grapes, shortly after getting back from Australia. With dinner, it felt appropriate to tuck into something Aussie, so picked …

In a fortuitous meeting at the Yalumba Cellar Door, Jane Ferrari set up a 6am vineyard tour & tasting, including Pewsey Vale Rieslings, that …

I got the email reply from the Cellar Door team at Kilikanoon whilst at lunch, just up the road at Skillagolee. Fortuitous. Yet more …

One of the interesting highlights of the semi-aromatic line-up, and a first Barossa Semillon. Fairly deep gold. Bright. Legs. Hint of spritz. Most notably, …

I’ve long thought of M3 Chardonnay as benchmark Aussie Chardonnay. This vintage is certainly in the classic style, but somehow disappointed a little – …

To continue my 39th general celebrations, I opened this before a now-traditional bottle of Rieussec 1975 (which showed the best so far). While enjoyed …

Excellent example of what Adelaide Hills can do for crisp, aromatic whites. A very well made, expressive but not overdone Sauvignon Blanc. Drunk with …

Very interesting to try a pure McLaren Vale Grenache – particularly as it was denser, and more tannicly structured than the Barossa – just …