Another of the catch-up-on-tasting-notes posts (see intro HERE if that doesn’t make sense) Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2010, Australia (£17.99, John Kelly Wines, Hailsham, Lewis and Cooper, Harrods, Polygon Wines) Has that peppery savoury style, cool but rich in flavour, with a primitive earthy feel to it, like it’s been […]

Three big (and beautiful) Australian reds

More wines to celebrate the week in which Australia Day falls. This time, it’s Shiraz, with a European version making its way into the line-up… Smart Dog Syrah 2013, Alentejano, Portugal (£8.99 Adnams) Sweet, almost smoky notes alongside the cinnamon and clove aromas, but while there’s no shortage of flavour, […]

Shiraz from Australia & Portugal