A lower priced but certainly no lesser wine than the Turkey Flat is the Moondah Brook Cabernet Rosé from Western Australia. The 2004 rosé is made in the fruit driven Moondah Brook style with floral aromas of violets combined with juicy red fruits. This delivers a delicate and fresh wine with a good balance between […]
Recently in The Australian James Halliday wrote that thirty years ago, rosé accounted for a small but significant part of Australian wine consumption. It then went into a prolonged, seemingly unending, period of sales decline. It was not that the wine quality deteriorated; far from it. Then, and certainly today, Australia makes some of the […]
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One of the great joys of wine is being able to select a bottle from your own cellar, perhaps one that you’ve been storing for some years, draw the cork and enjoy it with friends. You can marvel at the changes brought on by maturity and, as a bonus, you can brag about the price […]
Last night we drew the cork from a 2002 Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia. What a masterful example of Barossa wine. Rich, luscious, some big tannins and a hint of vanillin oak. It was a joy to drink. It complemented the roast lamb superbly although it was almost too “big” and overpowering […]