Upper Reach 2015 Reserve Shiraz – Swan Valley

Upper Reach 2015 Reserve Shiraz - Swan ValleyI definitely already need another Perth trip. My last trip in June was far too long ago and to be honest, we’re running out of stock!

If you live in Perth, and haven’t been out to the Valley recently, then this is your reminder to do it. You guys are seriously lucky that you have an amazing wine region right on your doorstep.

This lovely little bottle of Swan Valley wine was given to me as a gift from Renee at Upper Reach Winery (thank you!). This is the latest release of their Reserve Shiraz which snapped up a 94/100 in Ray Jordan’s West Australian Wine Guide 2019. Continue reading

Paxton NOW 2019 Shiraz – McLaren Vale

Paxton NOW 2019 Shiraz – McLaren ValeIf you enjoy your natural and organic wines, I have another one for you guys! I was recently sent some samples from Paxton Wines (thank you!) from their NOW (Natural Organic Wine) range to try including a Rose, Chardonnay and this 2019 Shiraz.

This McLaren Vale Shiraz is not only natural and organic but it’s also made from biodynamically farmed vines and there’s no added preservatives. While there was no sulphur dioxide or preservatives added during the making of this wine, you do need to understand that sulphur dioxide is a natural by product of the wine fermentation process.

This Shiraz has been made in a drink now style and retails for $25. Therefore it’s not one to lock away in your cellar for years. Simply enjoy! Which is what Mr Spittoon and I did. Here are our notes on this one:

It’s a deep mulberry shade in the glass. While on the nose it has a wonderful berry-plum aroma to it with a hint of spice. In the mouth those fruit-forward flavours follow suit with wonderfully integrated tannins in the mid palate which lead into a nice dry finish. It’s got bold flavours which would marry well with red meat and the acidity screams to be matched with some sort of tomato based sauce.

This wine was sent to me direct from the winery as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy.

Best’s Great Western 2017 LSV Shiraz

Best's Great Western 2017 LSV Shiraz
Everyone complains about winter, however personally I love it. As long as I have plenty of red wine and my Ugg boots that is 😉

It’s been rather chilly here in Gippsland lately, so I was looking to crack into something delicious and warming. Thankfully a lovely sample had arrived from Best’s Wines (thank you!!) which definitely warmed me up. Continue reading