Category Archives: Other Whites

Vale WWEI: Prepare to Meet Your Maker

Vale interloper Gods listen. Or at least that’s the conclusion I came to at the end of a three-day junket in McLaren Vale earlier in July. To begin with, I kind of muscled my way into the Queensland “Meet Your … Continue reading

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2011 TarraWarra Estate Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

TarraWarra’s fourth vintage of a ‘Rhône’ white blend and the first I’ve tasted from them. Judging from this, they’ve gotten the hang of it pretty darn quickly. The composition changes from year to year depending on vintage variation and the winemaking team’s … Continue reading

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2011 Jamsheed Harem Series Le Blanc Plonk

For someone who has arguably already made a name for himself via single vineyard Syrahs from the Yarra Valley and the Grampians, Jamsheeed winemaker Gary Mills is one hell of a blender – across varieties and regions. The 2011 Le … Continue reading

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2009 Yering Station M.V.R.

A blend of 50% Marsanne, 30% Viognier and 20% Roussanne. It’s a style I’d like to see more of here in Australia. Smells quite beguiling with notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, peach, apple and citrus. Maybe a hint of green tea. Good … Continue reading

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