|CRACKER Shiraz from Central NSW
to enjoy with steaks or roast lamb.
ONE TO NOTE: PETER Logan reckons that after making his Logan Wines' top of the range Ridge of Tears Shiraz 2013, he should consider renaming the label Ridge of Dreams.
Because he says 2013 was an exceptional vintage for Shiraz – even prepared to call it "the best Shiraz vintage I've experienced since I began making wine here in 1997… the wine all but making itself in the vineyard."
His 2013 Shiraz from his Orange vineyard, a cold climate site at 870m, has delicious red berries, plum, white pepper, cinnamon and beef stock flavours, while the 2013 Shiraz from his Mudgee vineyard 70km away and at a lower 564m enjoys warm days and cold nights, and the wine from here is more about floral notes, dark fruit flavours, liquorice and a deep earthiness.
A couple of cracker drops to enjoy with steak or a roast leg of lamb, each is priced at $45. Peter, by the way, named his Ridge of Tears because his vineyards are all located on ridges – enough, he says, to often bring a winemaker to tears.