Mid-2008 Wine Wish List

Every now and then I put together a wish list of wine to look at putting down in the near future. This ranges from bottles priced at AUD $30-450 (and obviously the price is a factor in quantity of bottles I’m looking to acquire!)

So, without further adieu, here’s my current thinking:

  • Jim Barry ‘The Armagh’ Shiraz [Any Year]
  • [FR] Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion [2000]
  • [FR] Chateau Palmer [1990]
  • Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2004
  • Wynns Coonawarra Estate ‘John Riddoch’ Cabernet Sauvignon [Latest Release]
  • Suckfizzle (Stella Bella Wines) Cabernet Sauvignon 2004/5?
  • Tyrrell’s Vat 9 (Hunter Valley) Shiraz [Year?]
  • Henschke Cyril Henchke Cabernet Sauvignon [2002?]

Normally, I’m a big buyer of Coldstream Hills Reserve Pinot Noir but last Christmas I bought about AUD $800 worth at the cellar door including four of the ultra premium "Amphitheatre" Pinot Noir (AUD $120/bottle) which I can only think will be celestial!

Additionally, in January I bought a Brokenwood HBA Shiraz which is a limited release containing the best of the Graveyard Shiraz releases from over a ten year period – that’s got to be good?

What is on your wish list? What’s missing on my list?

Charles Sturt University – Wine Tasting

Hi Everyone, well over the weekend, while attending Code Camp Oz 2008 in Wagga Wagga I had a chance to taste some of the wine from Charles Sturt University.

On offer was the 2003 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon, their current vintage Port and a white which I admittedly didn’t taste.

The Cabernet was a tad bit too soft for my tastes, felt like the acidity wasn’t balanced enough – i.e. not enough to balance the wine, it felt flat.

However, by contrast the Port was quite nice. Not Galway Pipe Port, but not a bad substitute. It didn’t have the large punch that you sometimes get with the larger ports, but this was a more silky port, easy to drink.

We opened a bottle of Bordeaux last week before I headed off to Sydney, so I’ll have to write about it later in the week. For now, happy quaffing..

Wine Reviews and Tasting