Featured Stories
A Foray into 4A: Tyrrell Penfolds Champagne reviewed: Thienot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvee 2012 Lethbridge Allegra Chardonnay: 2004 TWF Chardonnay in 2018 – The Year in Review Kumeu River Chardonnay retrospective 2018 Penfolds media circus Riot Rose, wine in a can Rootstock pulls up stumps Penfolds goes to infinity and beyond Mildara Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Test: Repour Grenache Project 17 Grosset Wines Retrospective 2017 Penfolds G3 launched
 
4avineyard

A Foray into 4A: Tyrrell’s 4 Acres Shiraz 2006 – 2018

It's now one of the most sought after wi... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Stanislas-Thienot-and-Peter-Gago-walking-throughThienot-Vineyard

Penfolds Champagne reviewed: Thienot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvee 2012

Stanislas Thienot and Peter Gago in the ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

lethbridgeallegra

Lethbridge Allegra Chardonnay: 2004 – 2015

Vineyard is the Rebenberg (Mt Duneed... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

IMG_8971

TWF Chardonnay in 2018 – The Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that another year h... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Screen Shot 2018-12-01 at 13.22.10

Kumeu River Chardonnay retrospective 2018

It feels like a very long time since Jun... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

penfolds media tasting

Penfolds media circus

The Penfolds circus. Every year Penfolds... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

riot rose beauty 2

Riot Rose, wine in a can

McLaren Vale winemaker Tom O'Donnell is ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

verona wine bar

Rootstock pulls up stumps

Too bold, too good, too successful; the ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

penfolds art

Penfolds goes to infinity and beyond

It's hard to know where to start. Austra... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

mildara cabernet art TWF

Mildara Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

It doesn't happen every day. Indeed it's... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

repour packet

Test: Repour

On February 28 I opened a bottle of the ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

grenache project duval single bottle

Grenache Project 17 – A celebration of single vineyard grenache

All manner of groups have proposed a col... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Grosset

Grosset Wines Retrospective 2017 – a tasting of riesling and cabernets

Earlier in 2017, Jeffrey Grosset hosted ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

penfolds G3 beauty

Penfolds G3 launched

It's not so much three bottles of Grange... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

curly flat chardonnay

Curly Flat Chardonnay 2017

23 July 2019

I do like the fact that this is availabl... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in chardonnay, Macedon0 Comments

curly flat williams crossing pinot noir

Curly Flat Williams Crossing Pinot Noir 2017

23 July 2019

The affordable end of the Curly Flat ran... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Macedon Ranges, pinot noir, Top Value1 Comment

ruddergren

Rudderless Vineyard Grenache 2017

23 July 2019

Tiny amounts of Grenache for Rudderless ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in grenache et al, McLaren Vale1 Comment

red knot classified shiraz

Red Knot Classified Shiraz 2017

23 July 2019

Hearty shiraz out of McLaren Vale. Made ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in McLaren Vale, shiraz et al0 Comments

twisty

Chandler Wines Twisterella Chardonnay 2018

23 July 2019

In particular order, my favourite three ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Adelaide Hills, chardonnay2 Comments

BondarAdelaideHillsChardonnay2017-94x300

Bondar Wines Chardonnay 2018

23 July 2019

Bernard (Yes, Minister) clone from the R... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Adelaide Hills, chardonnay0 Comments

vanchard

Vanguardist Chardonnay 2018

23 July 2019

From the Bowe-Lees-Loveys vineyard in Wo... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Adelaide Hills, chardonnay0 Comments

vanriz

Vanguardist Wines CVR Riesling 2018

23 July 2019

Churinga Vineyard. No extended skin cont... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Clare Valley, riesling4 Comments

Boneline_Wai-iti-PinotNoir-2017_Side-500x1563

The Boneline Wai-Iti Pinot Noir 2017

22 July 2019

While I'm thinking of NZ, I'd highly rec... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in pinot noir, Waipara0 Comments

Fromm-PN-NV_grande

Fromm Pinot Noir 2017

22 July 2019

Entry level Pinot Noir from Fromm. It's ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in biodynamic, Marlborough, organic, pinot noir0 Comments

Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 16.29.58

Golden Grove Estate Vermentino 2019

22 July 2019

From Granite Belt stalwarts though you'd... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Granite Belt, other whites, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value1 Comment

The Lane Vineyard Gathering Club Adelaide Hills Single Vineyard Arneis 2018

The Lane Vineyard Gathering Club Adelaide Hills Single Vineyard Arneis 2018

22 July 2019

Epic name. Meanwhile, you know those qui... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Adelaide Hills, other whites0 Comments

John Duval Wines Plexus White 2018

John Duval Wines Plexus White 2018

22 July 2019

A blend of marsanne, roussanne and viogn... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Barossa Valley, other whites, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value0 Comments

koernercot

Koerner Cot Malbec 2018

22 July 2019

Lovely labels on these wines. Almost str... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Clare Valley, other reds1 Comment

primrosepathshz

Primrose Path Organic Shiraz 2018

22 July 2019

Now organic, and seemingly no longer fro... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in shiraz et al, South Australia0 Comments

2018-Renegado-Old-Vine-Malbec-South-Australia

Renegado Old Vine Malbec 2018

22 July 2019

"Dare to be differnet" says the back lab... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in other reds, South Australia0 Comments

chandlerfranc

Chandler Wines Franc Black 2018

22 July 2019

The Franc is the Cabernet. The black is ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in McLaren Vale, other reds12 Comments

Boneline_Iridium2015_Front-500x1607

The Boneline Iridium 2016

22 July 2019

Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauv... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in cabernet et al, Waipara2 Comments

woodmatthew

Woodlands Matthew Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

22 July 2019

I'm good with oak in Cabernet, Merlot, a... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in cabernet et al, Margaret River28 Comments

woodlandscfm-102x300

Woodlands Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017

22 July 2019

Now subtitled with Wilyabrup Valley. It'... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - here. Same goes if you're an existing member who's subscription has expired..

Read the full story

Posted in Margaret River, other reds0 Comments

Archives

Content

  • Total Stats
    • 43,608 Posts
    • 186,169 Comments

WHAT IS THE WINE FRONT

The WINEFRONT has flourished as a wine review and information site since 2002. We believe in hard work, realistic scoring, reliability and rigorous independence. We cover Australian wine principally but we extend coverage across the wider world of wine. The hunt for the next beautiful wine knows no boundaries. The WINEFRONT is run by Campbell Mattinson, Gary Walsh and Mike Bennie. A full history of reviews and articles is available to subscribers via the WINE SEARCH tab.