There’s no richness without decay…

2003 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon   A: Tending to tawny on the rim, yet still deep ruby. There's still life here. N: Memories of blackcurrant, cassis, roast tomatoes, savoury herbs and a hint of decay. Like an old growths forest, in September before the frost arrives. P: There's that Cabernet richness held together with (still) …

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…at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, where Riesling dreams come true…

Last time I waxed lyrical on the subject of Riesling...well, I spent a weekend drinking, slurping, swirling and sniffing Riesling. We talked about it, discussed and analysed...and I'm more in love with the grape then ever before. The morning of Saturday 15 October started with the opportunity to taste...514 Rieslings! Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, …

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