If you’re fond of a good Shiraz, grab yourself a bottle of the 2013 Logan from Orange in the NSW Central Ranges – 2013 was a great year for Shiraz out there, and this one from Peter Logan is a particular stand-out.
Medium-bodied and full of cool-climate, red-berry flavours and spice, it’s a great example of what can come out of high-altitude regions like Orange, and particularly so in the hands of winemakers like Peter who is a more than dab hand with this particular variety.
“It’s exactly what I want from our Shiraz,” he says, adding that the variety all but makes itself in the vineyard.
“It requires minimal intervention in the winery, and is fairly consistent year-in-year-out,” he says.
“The optimal result is a wine like this one that’s a straight-up delivery of the succulent, red fruits and the spice of cold-climate, high-country Shiraz.”
This wine has a lovely, soft, mouth-filling texture and makes for a great companion at this time of year with a hearty beef pie.