Some fine Cabernets were tasted on a recent forage in Margaret River, Western Australia. None were better than the Vasse Felix Heytesburys. The 2008 is, as usual for this cuvee, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. This wine boasts boysenberry, pastille, cedar and a hint of savory leaf on the nose. Australians,...
Since passing the Master of Wine exam I am often asked what I drink at home. Partly as provocation and yet, with utter sincerity, I answer ‘Australian Chardonnay’. My current sabbatical in Australia has illuminated intriguing wines, largely from cooler climes. These include new and exciting styles, together with forcefully regional and traditional wines –...
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