In the countdown to his annual Top 100 Red Wine Guide, The West Australian wine editor shares three drops that just missed out on a placing.
Legendary winery Seppelt Great Western is an iconic fixture of the Australian wine scene, and as Ray Jordan discovers, 170 years after vines were first planted they are still producing top drops.
Ray Jordan profiles a South Australian winemaker making some of the country’s best-value reds.
For many, Australian shiraz is synonymous with the robust wines of the Barossa and McLaren Vale. But a new iteration began to emerge about 15 years ago. Here’s what sets them apart.
One of the Barossa’s oldest vinyards has just release its 40th vintage, and its a cracker.
Zinfandel is one of the most curious of all varieties. In an era when winemakers are generally seeking to reduce alcohol, zin fanatics want just the opposite.
After losing its way in the 80s and 90s, Grenache is back, and in the hands of top winemakers, the variety is enjoying renewed popularity among drinkers.
Here’s the drum on the 2016 release of Hill of Grace — it is one of the very best, unmistakable in style and expression of the old vines.
Significant growth in domestic sales, and increased demand from the UK and online, has softened the hit to WA wine producers from the devastating loss of the lucrative China market.
Denmark’s Rockcliffe winery just keeps kicking goals.
The pioneering winery has been sold to WA’s Jackson family, ending nearly 18 months of squabbling that reached the WA Supreme Court after the business was put into liquidation last year.
The fifth release of the Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Malbec from the 2017 vintage has structure, finesse, restraint and elegance. An all-round class act.
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