3 years and almost 450 wines later we’re up to episode 150! To celebrate we’re looking at wines that you’d probably only open on special occasions, and only if you’re really splurging!
Penfolds having been looking to produce a white wine that rivals the great Grange, and the Yattarna we check out this week might be that wine. Over the last 150 episodes more than one Kalleske wine has come across our desk, because they are such great wines. This week we look at the very top of the Kalleske range; the Johann Georg. When discussing long periods of time, the wines from Wendouree immediately spring to mind. With vines dating back more than 100 years and producing wines like the Shiraz-Malbec that are long term cellaring gold. To round things out, we finish with a wine that might be the best red in Australia; the Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier. It’s a brilliant drop that we think is still undervalued even as we’ve seen the price rise steadily over the last decade.
This week’s recommendations are:
- Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2006 ($120-130)
- Kalleske Johann Georg Shiraz 2007 ($90-100)
- A P Birks Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2006 ($55-$100)
- Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier 2008 ($75-85)
Cheers… and happy wine buying!
Brad and Danny