The last and most eagerly anticipated of the Logan wines have arrived in the shop over the last few days, they seem to have snuck on to the shelves in midst of the Easter and Galway Food Festival furore. You can check out our notes on the other two labels in the Logan range, Weemala and the great value Apple Tree Flat wines. But it is the wines produced by Peter Logan under the Logan label I have been waiting for ever since I tasted them last May, God is it nearly a year. Speaking of the labels, the floral printed Logan label is one of the more attractive labels out there, combining with the very fine juice in the bottle to make for a very attractive package indeed.
Any who Peter produces 7 wines under the Logan label and we have 5 on the shelves and ready to be brought home and tried. We have the excellent and highly rated Cabernet Merlot – The fruit for this blend was sourced from the elevated vineyards of Orange, so you get nothing but wine with altitude. If you like a red that’s full of concentrated berries and chocolate with hints of earth than here’s the one. The palate delivers on the promise with summer berries, notes of tobacco and persistent finish; the superb and different Shiraz – imbued with subtlety and finesse, influenced by the old world, yet tasting of the new. This has immense character with complex pepper, plum and berries. The palate is a fine combination of savoury fruit and detailed spice that ensures it’s an ideal wine with chargrilled steak; fresh and fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc– It’s the elevation that provides the revelation in this particular wine as the fruit is the result of long ripening and cool nights. You’ll enjoy a cool night too, if you chill it and serve with some spicy Asian flavours. It’s tropical with passionfruit and some subtle green herb characters before a zingy palate of grapefruit and lime. Clean and refreshing acids make for a persistent finish; a wine to make you fall back in love with Chardonnay – Putting love back this Chardonnay is perfumed with orange and pear and a touch of spicy oak. The flavours of peach and grapefruit vie for attention complexed by minerals. Textured and long it would pair brilliantly with rich, seafood dishes.
And finally the wine for those of you with a sweet tooth the Logan Moscato – dedicated to Peter’s sister Kylie – this wonderful sticky is semi sweet fresh and very aromatic, with gentle uplifting frizzante bubbles. Concentrated flavours of lychee, pear, apple and ginger and a long lime finish.
turning out wines that are imbued with subtlety and finesse, influenced by the old world, yet tasting of the new. This has immense character with complex pepper, plum and berries. The palate is a fine combination of savoury fruit and detailed spice that ensures it’s an ideal wine with chargrilled steak.