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Staff of McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism
Cr Gail Kilby, Deputy Mayor
Cr Wayne Olsen
Cr Yvonne Wenham
Reinstate the winery signs at the entrance to McLaren Vale. Give the wine region the status it deserves. Negotiations between McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism and the City of Onkaparinga need to re-commence and find a solution.
|#5 Ministry of Clouds Chardonnay|
"The wine is 2/3 Huon Valley fruit, and 1/3 from the Tamar Valley. Panorama Vineyard in the Huon Valley is situated south west of Hobart, in a very cold marginal grape growing area, but with high avg sunshine hours. Panorama was the first commercial planting of wine grapes in the Huon Valley (It is 38 years old. c 1975).
Tamar Fruit was from Marion Estate owned by the Semmens family, which is is a very bony, ironstone laid site. Vineyard is 33 years old, tiny yields, and was handpicked as well."
|#4 Battle of Bosworth Puritan 2013 Shiraz. pic Philip White - Drinkster.|
"Brimful of juicy mulberries and raspberries, red licorice, spice, milk chocolate and life. A touch meaty. Vital acidity and fine smudgy tannin. So very juicy. So much fun. Slug it back and salute it while you do."
|#3 By Jingo Adelaide Hills/McLaren Vale Nero Rosso 2010|
"It’s friggin delicious. It smells like piquant summer dust as much as compote of red grapes, blueberries, black currants, goji, maraschino cherry and a crême de framboise, with a mega-cool miso umami. And it tastes just sicko in its comfort and unction, its chubby generosity, its fine tight acid-tannin taper, and its wicked over-the-shoulder wink as it saunters darkly off down your little red lane, daring you send down another. If there’s still a restaurant in Chinatown which serves chopped duck on the bone, take this here damn wondrous thing there with the most beautiful person you know. They’ll go all runny in the middle the moment they see the label. Let them drink it, and they’ll be gone forever."
"What makes this 2012 so very good is the extra degree of lightness and fragrance - it's a prettier wine than the 2010, with less alcohol heat and no jam, the profile considerably less 'dry red' and more feminine. That femininity makes this an irresistible drink too,giving a juiciness that almost marks it as a simple wine, until you realise that the cherry fruit pinosity and fine tannins linger and linger and linger. There's perhaps a little alcohol warmth, but not really enough to derail anything, the finish dry and structured but never heavy.
Dear God it's a beautiful wine."
|#1 Ulithorne Paternus 2010 Cab/Shiraz|
The 2010 Paternus has picked up good scores from Wine Front, Tyson S, Wine Companion, so good pallets rate it.It's appeal to me is the chance to recognise a wine that is on the verge of becoming widely recognised.
I haven't asked what the next vintages are like, given the 2008 won the McLaren Vale Bushing Queen and the wine in vineyard driven, it has form. Future vintages have potential. I am putting this wine 'numero uno' because it is fast becoming a modern icon. I think it has the best chance of a legacy of anything I have tasted this year.If Rose and Sam can string together enough years of Paternus together, keep the grapes, make the wine, keep the business going, reinvest, survive, stay in the game, stay vital amongst the weight of BAS returns and pressures of small business, then the Paternus must take its place alongside the best wines we make. Not easy but becoming the best never is. Honest.
|The Best of Two Thousand and Thirteen|
#5 Courtney Barnett- The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. Photo by Lisa Sorgini
|#4 Daft Punk - Random Access Memories. Photo. Billboard.|
|#1 Arcade Fire - Reflektor. |