The two Australian wines I had planned to have with dinner bored the tits off me.
Chardonnay 2003, Cullen
Soft melon fruit on the nose, some wood too. It smells quite dull; I’ve had so many similar wines in the past. The palate has fruit, acidity and oak, but is frighteningly boring. I am not impressed.
‘Joseph’ Nebbiolo 2002, Primo Estate
Oh no, I am not really sure I can be bothered. Yeah, there is cherry fruit and there is a hint of bitterness, but it is just another ripe Australian wine, really. I think it is well made, with plenty of fruit and tannin, but it is just wall-paper in the realm of fine wines.