Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Off the Beaten Track There's a Shiraz Trio Well Worth Sharing

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Off the Beaten Track There's a Shiraz Trio Well Worth Sharing

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THE Geelong wine region in Victoria doesn't get a great deal of exposure but if you need a divergence from the start (or end) of a Great Ocean Rd drive, you could do worse than to call into Austins and Co winery, north-east of Geelong in the Moorabool Valley. Winemaker Scott Ireland crafts these three shiraz from the estate set up by Richard Austin in 1982. There's also quality pinot noir, chardonnay and don't forget their good value 6Ft6 easy drinking range. Wines available from major wine retailers.

Shiraz

2013: Concentrated black strap liquorice with solid chunks of blackberry and black cherry paste. Subtle French oak imparts nutty nuances over the obviously quality deep sweet, black fruit. White pepper and clove-like spice linger well after the fine, pleasant tannins depart. Medium to full bodied and enjoyable to drink. Rating: 8.5/10 RRP: $35 Alc: 14%

Custom Collection Crue Syrah

2014: A "joven" or "young" style, (no oak aging) that transformed over three days. …

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