Each year thousands of new wine reviews and comments are published on The Wine Front .
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As seen in this week’s edition of Melbourne Weekly Magazine, Timeout’s Ben Knight from the Grapevine column writes a great article on “yours truly” and checks out my 2010 Foster e Rocco sangiovese, Heathcote and 2009 Syrahmi Climat, Heathcote. Read below what Ben has to say. Read more
Adam Foster and 2008 L’Imposteur Vin de Pays d’Or Grenache appear in the new Discoveries Section of Winewise wine reviews.
Adam judges with us at the Small Vigneron Awards, and has become a serious player at the top end of Heathcote Shiraz with his Syrahmi brand. He also does vintage in France, and has made a delicious grenache.
2008 L’Imposteur Vin de Pays d’Or Grenache: current Winewise wine review received Highly Recommended score.
It delivers all the richness expected of south-0f–France wines together with raspberry, plum, black truffle and earthy hints. The tannins are very supple, inviting immediate drinking.
highly recommended 14.0% Cork Read more
Winewise Review: Volume 26 Number 6 February,2011 page 3
Shiraz : The top dozen or so wines show what can be done with shiraz in a wide range of environments. Towards the bottom there are far too many dull, advanced wines.
2009 Syrahmi Climat Heathcote Shiraz – current Winewise wine review received Highly Recommended score.
A very intriguing, complex style with more than a hint of northern Rhône about it. The vibrant red berry/spice aromas are enhanced by a hint of black olive.
The savoury tannins complement the lovely fruit expression. Read more
Working a vintage overseas during the Australian off-season is a rite of passage for many young winemakers.
If you ask a winemaker about his or her biggest influences, many will tell you it was a vintage worked in the vineyards of France or Spain or Italy. Lost-in-translation moments, forgotten skills and techniques and uncovering new wine styles contribute to a winemaker’s identity and steer a course for the future.
Syrahmi L’Imposteur 2008
(Vin de Pays d’OC, France) $45; 14%
In 2008, former sommelier Adam Foster was given the chance to make his own wines from 60-year-old bush grenache vines from the Banyuls region in southern France. It smells of raspberries, cherries, plums, dried herbs and a hint of cedar oak. It’s light on its feet and well balanced, with fine, silky tannins and bright acid balancing out complex sour cherry, raspberry, nuts, earthy and meaty flavours. All this, plus a persistent finish, makes it a joy to drink.
Food match \ Rillettes
Review 6th February, 2011 Tim White writes the wine column in the Australian Financial Review. (Wine Tim White: What to Drink 6th February, 2011 – LIFE 004). Read more
December 13 2010 The Age Entertainment by Jeni Port : The best wines of 2010
In a tough year for the wine industry, JeniPort rates her top drops. Read more
The Age Epicure: Spring Edition. reviewed L’Imposteur Grenache 2008 and Jenni Port looked into Heathcote’s deep history.
Ralph Kyte-Powell – Tasting Notes reviewed L’Imposteur Grenache 2008 Read more