Orange shines like a beacon as a region for cool climate wines and one of the kings of cool is winemaker Peter Logan. The Logan name has become synonymous with 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.
The lovely Apple Tree Flat Shiraz is a lovely crimson red colour. The perfumed aroma shows characters of red berries and fresh earth with a floral lift. The fleshy palate has bright flavours of mixed berries, plums and spice.
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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light to medium crimson-purple; a medium-bodied wine with cherry, plum, spice and oak all contributing to the bouquet and palate, the tannins fine and ripe. Drink while it retains its freshness.Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
This shiraz from Logan is a pretty tidy wine. It sits nicely between the toowarm and beefy style - and the too-cool and herbal style. It’s flush with cherry-plum flavour though it’s made more complex by notes of sweet compost and pepper. Satisfying finish. Gamey aftertaste. Interesting and juicy. Like it.
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Good hue, although not entirely clear; a complex bouquet of licorice, star anise, game and black fruits is followed by a medium- to full-bodied palate that has a near-identical range of flavours plus a savoury undertone.To 2020Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Good purple -crimson hue; a medium-bodied wine with immediately attractive mouthfeel to its softly textured array of cherry, plum, spice and mocha flavours.2018Australian Wine Companion 2012
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This has a bright fragrance and a really juicy, dark, sweet berry nose - a ripe shiraz grown in a cool climate with toasty oak fragrance scattered across the top. The palate is supple and silky and, notwithstanding the 15% alcohol, it manages to remain in medium-to-full territory with a lozenge of blackcurrant and plum flavour and loose-knit, easy tannins.The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Despite its high alcohol, has the lively, spicy fruit on the mid-palate for which Orange is becoming so well known. Nonetheless, might have been even better if picked earlier.Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Fragrant spice and blackberry, medium-bodied, fresh, ripe and smooth.Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This is a well-stitched, smoothly fruited shiraz, showing really ripe dark fruits and a touch of tarry reduction, some fine sweeter spice lift too. Tannins are soft and easy, delivering plums and peppery flavour, toasty oak through the finish. A modern missionary-position style.Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; fresh and well-balanced, with good line and flow to the black and red cherry fruit, plus touches of spice and licorice; fine tannins to close.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full purple-red; earthy, ripe and rich fruit aromas are surrounded by strong American oak. The amazingly rich, ripe, sweet and luscious palate is enhanced by cinnamon/clove/smoky oakAustralian Wine Companion 2001 2001