By David Ellis from vintnews.
Logan’s 20-year-old vines on the red loam soils of his vineyards at Mudgee and
Orange in the Central Ranges of NSW, have given him good reward with his 2014
Weemala Merlot, a now-available and beautifully stylish wine with its palate of
bright mixed berries and thyme, before a long dry finish.
for a particularly good drop to put on the table with pan fried veal chops and
brown mushrooms, the more-so too with its price tag of $19.95.
actually opted to leave 25% of his Merlot on the vines in 2014, the 75% that he
did harvest being his best ripe and clean fruit, and the most richly flavoured,
of nice texture and with excellent varietal characters.
For those who love to get their nose into the
bottle or glass, there’s rewarding results here too, the high-altitude Central
Ranges always to the fore with wines that are nice and highly perfumed –
in the case of this 2014 Logan Weemala Merlot, of predominantly violets, black
olives and truffles.
If you may be wondering about the name Weemala,
it’s a local aboriginal word for ‘good view,’ which Peter’s vineyards certainly
enjoy out there in those lofty cool climate Central Ranges.
One to note: for a region famed for its red
wines, it’s interesting that Coonawarra is also home to Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Riesling, a wine that’s been a favourite of Aussie Riesling buffs for its
consistency of flavour, quality and expression of variety since 1962 – some
Its latest release from 2016 is again up there
with everything that’s made this wine such a favourite, with classic lemon and
lime Riesling flavours and a refreshing but soft acidity.
Plus, with few boundaries when it comes to
pairing with food, this is a drop to match with virtually anything from seafood
to duck, pork to chicken or Thai to tacos. Or simply on its own over a good
conversation, or watching a favourite movie on TV.
Pay $25 and enjoy now, or give it a few years
in a cool, dark spot to age gracefully.