First Drop – seriously entertaining


I’ve been tasting First Drop wines for several years now and each batch of new releases never fails to impress me in two respects. Firstly in terms of consistent wine quality and style – firmly Australian but with sensitive use of the accelerator and brake pedals to produce wines that are always full of flavour but never heavy or overdone, often with a respectful nod to Europe, occasionally with tongue in cheek. Whether the wines are rich and powerful or subtle and silky, the balance is always excellent, even when the wine comes in at 15% alcohol.

Secondly in the...