Category Archives: Australia

Slipstream Shiraz/Grenache 2006

At the Grape choice last week I had a chance to sample a delicious Shiraz/Grenache blend from McLaren Vale, Australia. A good balance of lively berry flavors, spice, acid and oak. At $10 a bottle it’s a terrific deal!

The Grape Choice

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Torbreck, Barossa Valley

Esquin featured Torbreck from the Barossa Valley (which is in South Australia)  last Thursday (Aug. 13th).

Some of my favorites are as follows:

Woodcutter’s Semillon. Had aroma’s of citrus with flavors of almond, pineapple, peach and mineral notes. I really enjoyed this one and I am not partial to Semillon for the most part. $18.

Grenache Shiraz Mataro. Big berry flavor, blackberry and cherries, mineral and spice. Very balanced with adity just right and tannins. $21.