Category Archives: 2013 Wines Reviews

View Road Wines Shiraz 2013

JAMES HALLIDAY Richly flavoured and well composed. On song. Blackberry, peppercorn and milk chocolate, smooth to the touch and generous to a fault. Laced with fine-grained, smoky/spicy tannin. Excellent. McLaren Vale, SA 14.5%, Screwcap, $37 a bottle Rating: 94 Points Tasted: October 2014 Drink by: 2025 SOLD OUT
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Picked By My Wife Tempranillo 2013

JAMES HALLIDAY High alcohol but dominated by savoury flavour. Naturally though fruit impact is not in question. Iodine, dark cherry, chicory and twig-like notes make for both an interesting and satisfying ride. Tiny production and, particularly in that context, decent value. McLaren Vale, SA 15.5%, Screwcap, $27 a bottle Rating: 90 Points Tasted: July 2014…
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Picked By My Wife Tempranillo 2013

GRAPE OBSERVER by Sean Mitchell The Spanish grape variety tempranillo shows a bit of potential on these shores, in this case the Adelaide Hills. The wine here is from Josh Tuckfield at View Road Wines, and is of good character. Its aromatics remind of old leather, dried herbs, dried grass but not in a sauvignon…
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View Road Wines Shiraz 2013

GRAPE OBSERVER by Sean Mitchell This wine from View Road Wines – the 2013 McLaren Vale shiraz – speaks of warmth and generosity. It has aromatics of plum jam and gentle reminders of fresh rosemary and thyme. The palate is in balance with lingering length, is elegant without lacking in stuffing and builds in intensity…
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