The Vintage Journal 2023 Summer Wine Guide

The Vintage Journal is a collaboration between Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson PhD. Andrew Caillard MW is a former wine auctioneer and widely respected fine wine expert with a specialist knowledge in Australian wine, Bordeaux and other international wines.

The Vintage Journal’s 2023 Summer Wine guide is a personal selection of favourite wines tasted by Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson PhD during the second half of 2023, from both Australia and New Zealand.

2022 Sexy Beast – McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

“Inky purple hue, opens with plush ripe blackberry and black plum. Big rich and plush on the palate, offering plenty of bright mulberry, blueberry fruit leading to a long juicy finish. An open-knit, opulent style. Now-2030.” – 93 Points


2022 Yesterday’s Hero – McLaren Vale Grenache
“Mid-ruby in colour for this modern expression of McLaren Vale Grenache that immediately approachable, thanks to luscious layers of cherry liqueur, new leather and liquorice all sorts wrapped up in a silky cloak of oak. Generously fruited with supple spice layers of red liquorice flavours chiselled tannins helping to provide good definition to the finish. 2024 – 2029.” – 92 Points


Read the full Summer Wine Guide HERE

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