Mitchell of Clare Valley


See also today's Taxing times for Australia's new wave, a heartfelt column by Max Allen on a challenge to the Australian wine industry. On Thursday we will be publishing tasting notes on the soon-to-be-released Penfolds Collection 2016, including Grange 2012. 

I’m a big fan of Australia’s better Rieslings – especially now that winemakers there seem to have got over their competition to see who could make the most austere example. Clare and Eden Valleys in South Australia are the acknowledged Riesling hotspots, although as you can see from, for example, this account of the Frankland River Rieslingfest in Sydney...