Nugan Estate 2012 “Third Generation” Shiraz, South Eastern Australia

Eight years ago, a juice company from Australia contacted me. They were moving into the wine market and were working on distribution into the US. Could I help them? Sure, I said. At the time, I had just come off working on a reasonably successful Australian import...

Craiglee 2007 Shiraz, Victoria

Australian wine review The cooler climate of Victoria often delivers Shiraz with more complexity and a lighter framework than other South Australian regions.  This bottle is a wonderful example of that style. Its dark violet stains the glass purple,  and it’s...

Rutherglen Estates 2008 Burgoyne’s Block

Australian Wine Review Deeply hued with aromas of fresh berries and currants. Secondary scents of caramelized fat and savory herbs are amazing. Rich tannin that softens in the glass but keeps a firm structure. Fresh plum balances out the chewy tannins with more berry...

Craiglee 2007 Shiraz, Victoria

Cooler climate Shiraz are often the greatest and finest of all Australian wines. This bottle sports of aromas of beef jerky, wood smoke, and white pepper arrive first. A touch of reductive fruit comes forward along with a dash of freshly grated nutmeg. Similar to a...