@JamesF - can’t argue with that list.
In terms of straight up Shiraz, St Henri is great but has now moved to unaffordable for me. I really rate the Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz.
And Bin 389 is great too but a Cab/Shz blend.
Henschke & Clonakilla SV is too expensive for me as well but I have got some of Clonakilla’s Hilltops which has impressed me.
Your Mid Range is probably where I look for and have bought all of your suggestions. d’Arenberg Dead Arm can take an age to come round. I’m talking 20-25+ years for any tertiary notes to come through. Sometimes it feels like they could go on forever.
Got a soft spot for Peter Lehmann - Brother & Dad both work there so I kinda have to! And Google Maps tells me it is 1.2km from where I used to live.
I would add Hentley Farm, Jim Barry (McRae Wood is a belter), Samuel’s Gorge, Chapel Hill (The Vicar), John Duval, Spinifex, Jason Schwartz, Shingleback, Kangarilla Road (Blanch Point), Kay Bros, Marius, McWilliam’s, Tyrrell’s, Seppelt (St Peter’s), Thistledown, Tscharke, Yangarra, Grant Burge (Filsell).
@Leah - totally agree!
Currently 5 Aussie Shiraz’s on the TWS list at +£15 -
A Marg River, Mornington, a 12% Yarra Syrah, Magnum of Dead Arm and Grange…
By comparison, Northern Rhone has 42!
@Freddy - can we get some more Aussie Shiraz in that £15-30 price point?
Feel free to use my suggestions above.
There is a really cool new wave movement in South Africa which I absolutely love. There has been the same thing happen in Australia (see the swooning for Mac Forbes on the these pages as an example). But there is so much more undiscovered and it would be great to see some of the above mentioned get more regular listings. Proposed Chinese tariffs may help pricing on these shores also…