All good suggestions - I’m definitely going to get a bottle of the Mac Forbes to try - Intrigued by the idea of a light Shiraz. Might dip my toe in the Thalabert waters…
On the Mac Forbes - if you like a “challenging” wine then you may enjoy it. Not for me though.
Oooh, how so?
I would also add
And if we can please get some more Jamsheed wines back in such as this I feel this would be exactly the thing you are looking for @lapin_rouge
Sweet/sour acidity, feral, overly bitter and drying tannins that are unbalanced.
But I could see some people really liking that sort of thing.
Wow! Do you think it would come round given time?
Maybe but I wouldn’t be inclined to dedicate storage costs or rack space to find out.
I think he’s on hols this week but I’ll drop him a line for when he gets back!
Hello! Here’s a reply from the man himsel, @Freddy!
There are a load of new Aussie producers coming into the range in September. We have a big Australia feature in the Autumn 1874 and I have listed loads of new stuff for it. It’s worth keeping your eye out for that
Before then though, you can also look out for a winery called Whistler. We have a Shiraz and Grenache from them which will be in the May Mini List. They are super fun and modern.
Hope this is useful - certainly looks like loads to look forward to!
A very unappealing description.
Oh I don’t know there’s a few modern Australian wines I’ve enjoyed. Jamsheed and Thistledown come to mind. Let’s hope it’s not relabellled Yellowtail!
Btw enjoyed your blog. Have some Marfee coming today.
Cullen is pretty modern and fun
Anything Aussie going to be pretty modern to be fair - it’s a young country.
Ah yes, but it does have some of the oldest producing vines on the planet, wonderful material to work with.
Although some of the vines are a lot older than expected. Some wineries in the Barossa are still producing wine from vines planted in the 1850s.
New additions as mentioned previously
They both sound lovely, Super fun and modern!
Yeah and pricing seems decent too as I believe these are c. $35-40 RRP in Oz
Great to see a mid weight Aussie Shiraz and the Grenache sounds delicious. A real positive that they’re both 6 bottle cases in terms of reserves capability. Cheers @Freddy for adding these to the line