Western Australia – a frustrating tasting

Mazza vineyard WA

Good wines but too many constraints.

Sponsored on this occasion by Australian construction company Built and held in the security-conscious Australian Embassy in London last autumn, this was as restrictive and restricted a tasting as the last one I went to a couple of years ago.

On the one hand, there are too many wines to taste in the short time available. This year there were around a hundred wines from 32 wineries and a window of just four hours. I am not the quickest of tasters and the Embassy makes you wait outside or in the entrance until the clock...