Wine

Classic Riesling's Botrytis Touch on a Malaysian Rendang

A just-released Shaw Vineyard Estate 2017 Riesling is a classic drop from this maker’s Murrumbateman vineyard in the Canberra premium cool climate wine region, and made all the more classic with a touch of botrytis that’s helped concentrate sugars, fruit acids and wonderful passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours to more than usual prominence.

Stealing a Lead with a Thief

Winemaker Natasha Mooney has created a label in her forebear’s memory and honour, using fruit off her vineyard at Greenock on the north-western edge of the Barossa Valley, and with that label somewhat impishly titled The Thief?

Delayed Harvest a favour for this White

Angullong Vineyards at Panuara just south of Orange in NSW’s Central West, have released a 2017 Sauvignon Blanc that’s one of a rewarding range of consistently credible cool climate, flavoursome wines, from this enterprising, young company that was founded just under 20 years ago.

A Hunter Red Reminiscent of Spain

Margan Family Wines have released a lip-smacking 2015 red blend from their Hunter Valley estate that brings together Tempranillo, Graciano and Shiraz off vines that were inter-planted – or “field blended” as it’s known in the industry – and then all picked at the same time to be vinified together as a single wine.