A number of Australian wineries have adopted non-conventional wine styles more commonly known as ‘Amarone’. Hobbs, the artisan Barossa Ranges winery, has embraced with great success the challenges of employing alternative winemaking styles on typical ‘Australian’ varietals and lead the way on the new path.
Read our Christmas Q&A with Don and Valerie from Devotus
Grant Taylor is as important to New Zealand winemaking as Freddie Mercury was to the music industry.
Out of the blue, I received an invitation to join Tim & Carlo Mondavi for lunch in London, which is one invitation you do not decline. The great and late Robert Mondavi was known throughout the wine world as a pioneer until the world lost this colossus of a man in 2008.
Paul, a Polish immigrant who originally spent years cutting his teeth as a sommelier in Toronto before moving out to Santa Maria in the early 2000’s with the dream of making his own wine.
The title should accurately reflect how great this wine is – Perhaps ‘One of the Wines of 2017’ as it's certainly a showstopper
Without a shadow of a doubt, Château Canon has been one of the hottest Bordeaux properties during the past three En-Primeur campaigns. Chanel, the new owners have invested enormous sums of monies, which is clearly paying off handsomely with three, stunning back-to-back vintages.
As Christmas fast approaches, it would be fair to say we are bombarded with offers and samples from global producers. Admittedly, some samples are delicious and the company wallet comes out however, the vast majority are simply served with the teams daily lunch.
Robust flavours, great depth and a capturing intensity – this is an essence of textural wines, which we can break down to hundreds of mouth-watering expressions.
Michel Chapoutier needs little introduction as one of the greatest winemakers in the Rhone however, few know of Domaine Bila-Haut, Michel’s Roussillon property which he purchased in 2000.
Many of you are aware of the problem we face when attempting to create a shortlist of our mature Australian wines, given the scale of our collection. Even when taking into consideration only one aspect – a region, grape or style – it feels we are leaving too many great wines behind.
The awards and scores are staggering: Decanter Platinum: Best NZ Chardonnay, Gold Medal (IWC) & more 19.5, 97 and 98 points you will ever see for one range of wines. Quite extraordinary!
Deep Woods Estate celebrate success at The Perth Royal Wines Awards 2017
It is neither the supreme plots of land with their fantastic, fertile soils, nor the inclusion of fruit from 100+ year old vines, nor their ‘minimal intervention winemaking’ that make Torbreck wines stand out amongst the crowd.
Flowstone is the creation of Stuart Pym who has enjoyed a long and illustrious wine career spanning some 30 years...
For the 2nd year running Raymond Chan has awarded both the Devotus & Devotus Reserve with 5 stars, placing these two wines within the highest possible quality category.
James Suckling’s The Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016 and we have 6 amongst the pick of the crop.
Devotus is the first wine venture of Don McConachy and Valerie Worsdale who upon returning to New Zealand in 2013.
Their inaugural 2012 vintage was an immediate sell-out in New Zealand and the latest vintages are award-winning.
Domaine du Clos du Caillou continues to make some of the most profound, layered and sexy wines of this sun-drenched appellation.