Lower Great Southern

Last of the manky videos…my Fuji HS10 rules from now onwards McHenry Hohnen 3 Amigos Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro 2007, Margaret River, Australia (~£12.50 Oddbins, Wine Rack, Adnams, Bablake Wines, The City Beverage Co, Constantine Stores, Flourish and Prosper, The General Wine Co, Quaff Fine Wines, Handford Wines, Willoughbys Wine Warehouse, Milford Wine […]

Spicy Reds from Chile, Australia & South Africa

Cantina Tramin Lagrein 2008, Alto Adige, Italy (£11.49 Hallgarten Druitt, www.wineman.co.uk, www.everywine.co.uk) Refreshing, genuinely light-to-medium-bodied red, almost Dolcetto-like, with crunchy, earthy black fruit (especially cherry) and fresh, sausage-friendly finish. B+ The Society’s Exhibition Chianti Classico 2007, Tuscany, Italy (£11.95 The Wine Society) Modern and fresh, but has this lovely velvety […]

Assorted reds – Lagrein, Chianti, Corbières & WA Shiraz

Leaping Lizard Cabernet Merlot 2007, Western Australia (£7.99-£8.50 Seckford Agencies) Vibrant, crunchy blackcurrant nose, then slightly pippy blackberry flavours, with a tar-like streak, easy fleshy wine, quite powerful and ripe but finishes dry. B Ferngrove ‘Symbols’ Cabernet Merlot 2008, Frankland River, Australia (£8.99-£9.50 Seckford Agencies) Fresher and tangier than the […]

Aussie Cabernet, with a Chilean interloper

Ferngrove “Symbols” Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2009, Frankland River, Western Australia (£8.99-£9.50 Seckford Agencies) Crisp, grassy, herby, with the Semillon adds punchy pungent weight to the citrussy treble notes of Sauvignon. Nice seafood style. B+ Leaping Lizard Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Western Australia (£7.99-£8.50 Seckford Agencies) Not as immediate and forward as the […]

Semillon – a very fine swan indeed