Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan

Wine reviewer

Chris Shanahan is a wine and beer judge, former liquor retailer and freelance writer. chrisshanahan.com

McWilliams Appellation Series Chardonnay 2014

From this cool climate, the chardonnays tend to be lean and acidic, but with sufficient fruit flavour to make this a positive attribute.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 09 17:37:28 EST 2016

Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2012

It's medium bodied, packs a huge load of juicy, spicy fruit flavours, all layered with fine, savoury tannins.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 09 17:35:17 EST 2016

Parker Terra Rossa Merlot 2013

Parkers is unquestionably one of the best examples of Merlot in Australia

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 09 17:33:04 EST 2016

Twelve Signs Cabernet Merlot 2014

The Hilltops region makes ripe, soft, medium-bodied reds with great drink-now appeal

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 09 17:30:52 EST 2016

Hahndorf Hill Winery "Gru" Gruner Veltliner 2015

The latest and most impressive to date offers mouth-watering, melon-rind and citrus-like flavours.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Feb 09 17:29:02 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Three wines to try.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Feb 06 23:45:00 EST 2016

McWilliam's Appellation Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is fragrant cabernet, featuring red-berry varietal flavour and mid-palate flesh, but with an appropriate bite of fine tannins and an elegant structure.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:50:40 EST 2016

Tscharke Girl Talk Savagnin 2014

A soft, juicy and smooth textured dry white with a pleasant savouriness setting it apart from, say, sauvignon blanc or chardonnay.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:49:54 EST 2016

Moppity Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Barrel fermentation and maturation contributed smooth texture and a "funky" character that seasons the grapefruit- and nectarine-like varietal flavours.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:47:47 EST 2016

Lark Hill Shiraz Viognier 2014

The deliciously fragrant, fruity combination of shiraz and viognier soared through the ever-changing palette of spices.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 16:47:12 EST 2016

Parker Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2013

In good years like 2013, Coonawarra shiraz lifts to a higher level, retaining its elegance but with greater flavour intensity.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Wed Feb 03 09:22:23 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

The days of Brown's Hilltops chardonnay are numbered.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 30 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: US beer suits reveals paradox

News of the brews and reviews of Brewcult Imperial Milk Stout and 4 Pines Brewing Co India Summer Ale.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan: Canberra link to McWilliams' Appellation Series Syrah 2014

McWilliams Appellation Series Syrah 2014 (Canberra region).

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is McWilliams Appellation Series Syrah 2014 (Canberra region).

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

A top shiraz, chardonnay and pinot noir to try.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 23 23:45:00 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan reviews: Bay of Fires Riesling 2015 is gloriously fresh

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Bay of Fires Riesling 2015.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 19 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: Why the IPA keg keeps on rolling

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News of the brews, and reviews of 2 Brothers Kung Foo Rice Lager and Prancing Pony Hopwork Orange IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 19 23:45:00 EST 2016

Wine reviews from Chris Shanahan

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2015 $13–$18

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Sat Jan 16 23:45:00 EST 2016

Chris Shanahan: Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014 is great example

Chris Shanahan's wine of the week is Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 12 23:45:00 EST 2016

Quaffers: How America is driving the IPA frenzy in Australia

News of the brews, and reviews of Feral Brewing War Hog American IPA and Pirate Life Imperial IPA.

Drink | Chris Shanahan | Tue Jan 12 23:45:00 EST 2016