• Penny Ione

From the Land Down Under

I recently attended a wine tasting that was more than just swirling, sniffing, sipping and spitting. It was called "Far From Ordinary", and they offered a seminar showcasing "Australian Wine Made Our Way". The information presented was very interesting and comical. It made you want to learn, listen and laugh!

Some of my favorites were the following:

Peter Lehman 'The Barossan' Barrosa Shiraz 2015. Fleshy ripe fruit, aromas of tabbaco and espresso and long finish.

Schild Estate. The Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2017. Bright ruby in color, with aromas of dark cherries, plums and currants, I enjoyed the pillowy, velvet like feel.

Langmeil 'The Freedom 1843' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015. Red and black fruit, chocolate and peppery spice, silken palate.

Tyrell's Vat 9', Hunter Valley Shiraz 2017. This is the oldest wine producing wine region. The wine was bright with acidity, stone fruit, savory, and red raspberry notes.

Luke Lambert Yarra Valley Syrah 2018. Neon purple, boysenberry, honey biscuits, with a long crisp peppery finish.For more info go to australianwine.com

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