Monday 27 June 2016

Logan 2014 Ridge of Tears Orange Shiraz - Central Western NSW

FLAME-grilled lamb loin chops off the barbie go wonderfully
with this Shiraz from Orange in NSW's Central West.

ONE TO NOTE:  WINEMAKER Peter Logan brushes aside his own skills, and says it's the high altitude cold climate and volcanic soils of the Orange region of Central Western NSW that give the elegance and purity for which his Logan Ridge of Tears Orange Shiraz is enjoying such a growing reputation.

And a new one that's a real stand-out is his 2014 from a vintage that Peter says was "remarkably average" as regards temperatures, rainfall and sunlight hours, yet for some reason saw grape yields considerably below average. And low yields, as Peter points out, mean more concentration of flavour and texture.

With a medium-bodied palate of smooth and velvety red berry flavours, nice spiciness and a soft finish, here's one that truly is ideal with flame-grilled lamb loin chops off the barbie; pay $45.


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