Category Archives: Langhorne Creek

2013 Three Dark Horses Touriga Nacional

It’s wines like this that will breathe new life into the Langhorne Creek region. Whole berries, wild yeast, pressed to old puncheons for three months. Unfined and unfiltered. Spicy as all heck. Abundant plums and blackberries with juicy blue fruited highlights. … Continue reading

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2012 Handcrafted by Geoff Hardy Barbera

It’s varietal in the sense that the acidity is pert but the flavours make for quite a quandary. It smells and tastes mostly of red apples and aniseed. Those cherry notes that I expect in a Barbera are firmly in the … Continue reading

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2012 Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Malbec

A bit of finesse about this Malbec from Geoff Hardy. It doesn’t smash you over the head with jammy fruit which is a plus. Sourced from a vineyard in Langhorne Creek. Blackberry, dark cherry and plum with a sheen of … Continue reading

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2010 Brothers in Arms 6th Generation Cabernet Sauvignon

The best of six wines submitted by Brothers in Arms. No doubt, a favourable vintage has something to do with that. It’s still very ripe, full-bodied and slightly truncated by alcohol warmth though. Cassis, mint patties and caramelised, hard roasted root … Continue reading

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2010 Stonyfell The Cellars Shiraz Cabernet

A less expensive weekday wine from a good vintage in Langhorne Creek. Made by the team at Saltram I believe. It opens up meaty and minty with a little HP sauce. A clip of toasty oak accompanies mulberry, cherries and cassis with … Continue reading

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2007 Brothers in Arms Shiraz

“Some day you’ll return to your valleys and your farms and you’ll no longer burn to be brothers in arms” – Dire Straits A cliché to quote what I still consider (as I’m no hipster) to be a truly great … Continue reading

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