All Saints Rutherglen Shiraz 2009 $25 &
St Leonards Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2010 $26
"Some years back Peter Brown of Brown Brothers, Milawa, bought the historic All Saints winery. Following his death, his children carry on the venture, making bright modern wines, some new, some traditional.
Their shiraz is a modern take on an old local classic. It’s particularly fragrant, with attractive sweet, fruity high notes that carry through to a bright, fresh, full-flavoured palate. A load of firm tannin then asserts itself, in a reassuring Rutherglen kind of way.
The cabernet franc, on the other hand, is medium bodied, featuring herbal and savoury flavours with a gently tannic finish."
Chris Shanahan - March 20th, 2011