Visitors From Down-Under
Last week I mention to you that I had a new niece (not my first mind you but this one is definitely the newest).
This week I finally got a chance to meet her, she lives in Australia with my sister and her husband; they all came back to Canada for a visit and stayed a few weeks. But alas they carried nary a bottle from Down Under for poor little me (maybe they had enough to carry with the baby and all [shrug]).
In honour of my visitors from the continent they call Oz I thought I’d look at some of the great bottles of Aussie wines I’ve had lately.
Two Hands 2012 Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon ($25.95)
Two Hands makes big wine and this one is no exception, full of dark fruit with a lush middle: plum and vanilla dominate with a smoky toasty finish.
Magpie Estate 2010 The Sack Shiraz ($21.95)
Skip the nose and move right to the deliciousness of the palate: cassis, vanilla, smoke, spiced anise and bacon.
Wakefield 2012 Shiraz ($17.95)
When it comes to an Aussie-Shiraz that over-delivers it doesn’t get much better than this: juicy with savoury elements and lots of spiced fruit.