I went to a wine tasting last night (oh god, I’m becoming one of those people) and just wanted to do a little brain dump on some of the notables:
Stickleback White (Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho): it’s being marketed as “Fresh Crisp Zesty” and that’s exactly what this wine is. Stands up well to extreme chilling, and a perfect selection to drink ice cold in the hot, hot sun.
Angove’s 2002 McLaren Vale Shiraz (note: link to 2003 tasting notes): This is hands down the best Shiraz I’ve ever tasted. Big, bold, with all of the flavours you’d expect, and none that you wouldn’t. Other Shiraz’s should aspire to this.
Peter Lehmann Barossa Riesling 2003: Delightfully smooth and balanced. Very surprising for a Riesling – total flavour harmony.
DeBortoli Noble one Botrytis Semillon 2001 AH-MAY-ZING! A friend mentioned that he could lick late-harvest wine off of naked bodies all day, if only he could make money doing it. After tasting this one, I have to agree. I’m going to pick up at least a couple bottles of this ASAP – I recommend you do the same.
I should really invest in a wine fridge soon-ish. I have a feeling this could become a very expensive hobby.