Sunday, June 29, 2008

Burgans 2006 Albarino

Several keen judges believe albarino is the next big thing; and many Australian producers have already planted it. This is the real deal, from Spain, a Vintage Cellars special with apple flavours, honeyed textures and lovely finishing acid. $15.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bowen Estate 2006 Coonawarra Shiraz

The Bowens makes reds that are big and flavoursome in their youth and develop beautifully over a decade or two. This is a stunner with generous aromas and dark berry flavours on the palate. Great structure, lovely tannins, the whole package. $26.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tar & Roses 2006 Heathcote Shiraz

Tar & Roses is an exciting new label from former Mitchelton winemaker Don Lewis and business partner Narelle King. The sangiovese, tempranillo and nebbiolo are great but this shines with gorgeous fruit, pepper and spice and drinkability. Bargain. $18.