Stu Hordern of Brokenwood says of the 2013 Hunter Valley harvest, ‘belting!'; emphatic. ‘Best vintage since 2006 for semillon, very warm and dry, and consequently we could get full flavour ripeness, you'll see the alcohols are a little higher, up to 12s, great lime juice and fruit acid balance. Fruit was really good, we had [...]
Some background detail can be found in the review of the vinho verde wine here, but in synopsis it's a young Australian wine maker who is doing stuff with grapes in Portugal, where he has worked for a bit. This is a blend of 40% tinta roriz, 30% touriga nacional, 20% touriga franca and 10% [...]
Winemaker Jordy Kay used to work at Mornington Peninsula's Montalto winery from which he launched into some globetrotting winemaking around Australian and Europe. He says, ‘[I] wanted to do something in Austria where I did a couple of vintages in the Wachau but didn't like the idea of being so far from the surf, so that's [...]
Comes in a fancier, heavier bottle these days, the artist formerly known as Devil's Lair Fifth Leg Red. That's a neat update. Hopefully noticed by serious wine writers.
The fruit for this single vineyard wine comes from Blewitt Springs and a single shiraz clone. Given time in older oak.
I got some time alone with Luke Lambert late last year, and conducted an interview while catching up on his current release wines at the time. I really liked the 2011 chardonnay he had produced and kept a glass for later on - decidedly made in a ‘ Jura-esque' style with some benign oxidation in tow. [...]
I am not sure if Cudal falls into the Orange GI and certainly the bottle doesn't cite Orange, nor does the website, really, but the vineyard was established in the vicinity of Orange in the 90s by a bunch of Charles Sturt Uni folk. It's a big crew taking care of all things Monument - [...]