Have you got the Gold Book?

Of course, we love this book. Not only because it includes Rosnay and a lot of our favourite wines, but because Rob Geddes has a true interest in the small producers in the far flung regions that the majority of wine writers seldom visit. Master of Wine, Rob has been out here as a guest of the Cowra Region Vineyard Association, as has Max Allen. I recommend this as a very handy Australian wine reference – you can get it in the hard copy or as an “epublication”, from www.thegoldbook.com.au. Next year is the 30th anniversary edition of this truly collectable series that is going as strong as ever under Rob Geddes – well done Rob!

Out of interest, this is what Rob wrote about the Rosnay Triple Blend…

ROSNAY TRIPLE BLEND ★★★★
Cabernet, shiraz and merlot here have tart tangy fruit with a slight drying finish and although these wines have no cranberries in them, they offer the positive flavour and texture effects of drinking the juice with distinctive medium-weight tannins, high-ish acidity, bright fruit and classic astringent finish. Very consistent style.
2004 88 points, drink until 2014
2005 86 points, drink until 2014
2006 87 points, drink until 2016
2008 88 points, drink until 2018