Wine Code Breaker #322

2017 Gemtree Uncut Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia Obi-Wan Kenobi known, as old Ben, watched over the young Luke Skywalker and then guided him in the use of the Force. As old Ben explained to the young Luke, “the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all livingContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #322”

Wine Code Breaker #321

2018 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Syrah, Yarra Valley, Victoria “Jack and the Bean Stalk“ is a classic English fairy tale that contains a tetrametric poem that we all re-call with ease.  Of course, it is the monosyllabic incantation from the giant: Fee-fi-fo-fum,I smell the blood of an Englishman,Be he alive or be he deadI’ll grindContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #321”

Wine Code Breaker #318

2016 One Block Moonlit Forest Dark Star Syrah, Yarra Valley Walking through a moonlit forest can be quite a spiritual experience.  The light is dabbled through the leaves onto the forest floor.  As you walk, shadows move slowly beside you like a friend.  Cool climate Shiraz or Syrah can be the same.  Its flavours areContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #318”

Wine Code Breaker #45

2011 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia One from the archives of 2012…Being deep into an Australian summer of Test cricket you have some time to reflect upon the traditions that have evolved over the years and remain respected by players and lovers of the game to this day. Test cricket is deep onContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #45”

Wine Code Breaker #80

2012 Maximus Gluteus by Maximus Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia One from the archives of 2013…Julius Caesar was stabbed in the back, front, neck and sides some 23 times on the 15th March 44 BC. This event has made the Ides of March infamous. A foul act of deception it was, justified on the groundsContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #80”

Wine Code Breaker #313

2016 Balancing Rock Wines The Rock Shiraz, Granite Belt, Queensland The Granite Belt is renowned for its granitic structures that have evolved over many an eon.  One of note is a structure known as the Balancing Rock located atop The Pyramid in Girraween National Park.  It is an amazing feature that presents you with aContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #313”