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Barossa Valley

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 …

In a line-up of rosés, this stood out for its style – though not a wine to my taste. Pale ruby – deeper colour …

Overall good, but missing something – some dimension of complexity, perhaps? Deep, nearly black core, with a medium, ruby rim. Intense ‘waxy’ vanilla nose …

Another picked up at a POTG cellar clearance. Nor corked, this time, which was fortunate because it allowed this to live up to its …