Monday, May 25, 2009

Big Red Wine Book.

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Top 25 Shiraz of the Year - Big Red Wine Book by Campbell Mattinson and Gary Walsh

#1 Penfolds Grange 2004 / #5 Chapel Hill Vicar Shiraz / #14 Lazy Ballerina Reserve Shiraz

The review says - Mattinson sneaked a bottle of this into a tasting of elite shiraz, all to be judged by a panel of elite wine professionals. The wines ranged from $25 to $200 per bottle and the identity of each wine was masked. Many picked this wine as their favourite!

Because it is a small-run this will sell fast - at least, go to the website and get yourself on the mailing list.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Whatever happened to Balmoral Syrah?

I was looking at quoff wine and came across the following review of Balmoral Syrah 2002.

“What the heck happened? Who knows, not just with the 2002 Balmoral, but the whole product line and brand.

The wine has gone from being a top shelf, desirable icon to just another $20 wine in Dan Murphy's in 2007... No further releases since?


I was searching for this wine because I had a conversation with a Fosters Employee who did not know that the 2002 Balmoral, previously an McLaren Vale Icon, was discounted to $20.00 per wine in a 6 pack in 2007. They were insistent I was wrong, however I looked on the net and found this article from TORB is 2007

I am curious? Where did it go? Will it come back?